“…an investigation by THE CITY and ProPublica found that (NY) city schools continue to call on safety agents and other police officers to manage students in distress thousands of times each year — incidents the NYPD calls “child in crisis” interventions.

Unless a parent arrives in time to intercede, cops hand kids off to EMTs, who take students to hospital emergency rooms (ER) for psychiatric evaluations.

In close to 1,370 incidents since 2017, students ended up in handcuffs while they waited for an ambulance to arrive, according to NYPD data. In several incidents, those kids were 5 or 6 years old.”