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Public school arrest in Maryland

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School-related arrest refers to an arrest of a student for any activity conducted on school grounds, during off-campus school activities (including while taking school transportation), or due to a referral by any school official. This data is for school arrests in public schools.

The data includes arrests that occurred as a result of a referral of a student by school personnel to law enforcement or DJS for a disciplinary offense that occurred on school grounds or during off campus activities, including transportation. This report includes both physical and paper arrests. A physical arrest is when a student is physically placed under arrest by a law enforcement official. A paper arrest occurs when there is an officer-initiated referral or request for charges by school officials to DJS (e.g. Juvenile Offense Report, Citation for Court Appearance).

SY means School Year  

S indicates that the number of students in a cell was less than 10, the data was then removed and replaced with an asterisk to protect student identity.

Data Source

Maryland Department of Education, School Arrest Data Collection.

Last Updated

March 2024