CONTACT: Zakiya Summers, 601-354-3408,

November 23, 2015 - Jackson, MS – Incidents like the one seen on social media and reported in the news from South Carolina and even November’s student brawl at a Jackson high school are raising concerns about student discipline and the use of School Resource Officers (SROs).

The ACLU of Mississippi is addressing these concerns and offering solutions at a town hall meeting. “Keeping Our Students Safe: Addressing School Discipline Town Hall Meeting”is scheduled forThursday, December 17, 2015from6-7:30 the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium(3825 Ridgewood Road).

“This town hall meeting is an opportunity to learn about the importance of SRO training and the need for policy around use of restraint and seclusion inside the classroom,” said ACLU of MS Executive Director Jennifer Riley-Collins. “Plus, the community will hear from a school board member, principal, campus enforcement officer, and counselor as part of a panel discussion on best practices for addressing school discipline.”

Get your questions answered at this free and open to the public community forum. For more information, contact the ACLU of MS office at 601-354-3408 or via email to