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7 Infuriating Statistics From John Oliver On School Police

These facts make it clear why police don’t belong in schools.

A child standing outside of a school.
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On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver laid down the truth about police in schools.

After mass school shootings, many advocate for more school police, also called school resource officers. But SRO’s don’t keep kids safe and are a waste of resources, the data shows.



The number of school shootings out of a total of 179 in which school resource officers lessened the severity of the shooting.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver