Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm (Updated: April 19, 7:01 pm)
By Jerry Clausing
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico teacher asked a 13-year-old girl to stop talking with her friend and move to another seat. The girl refused. The teacher called the police.
The case is among thousands across the country fueling a long-simmering debate over when educators should bring in the police to deal with disruptive students. A 6-year-old Georgia kindergartner became the latest test case last week when she was hauled off in steel handcuffs after throwing books and toys in a school tantrum.
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