Are people of color over-disciplined in Utah schools?

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More than one in four Utah children encounter the juvenile system before they turn 18. Studies shows students of color are affected more often.

“The school-to-prison pipeline is a phenomenon in which we see kids being disciplined, over-disciplined in a school setting, to the extent that they actually get pushed out of school, and into the criminal justice system,” expert Anna Thomas Strategic Communications Specialist with ACLU said.

ABC4 spoke with one student and his family who fought to keep him out of the system. Wednesday at 10 hear from students and experts to see what’s being done to combat the pattern in Utah.

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