Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dallas ISD number 1 in tickets issued to elementary students

"Houston ISD police do not issue tickets to students under the age of 10, but did issue the most tickets to students statewide in 2007. More than 4,800 tickets were handed out, Dallas ISD followed with more than 4,400 tickets, then San Antonio and Austin ISDs."

"Something we started a couple years ago is we gave our officers the ability to issue warning citations," explained HISD Police Assistant Chief Robert Mock.

Dallas ISD issued the most tickets to elementary students.  More than 1,200 class C misdemeanor tickets were issued to Dallas elementary students in 2007.  The second highest number of tickets issued by a school district to elementary children was 355.

The report was prepared by Texas Appleseed.

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