Apr 16, 2021 | News Story

Parents and Community Leaders Rally in Support of School Safety Agents

On Monday, hundreds of parents and community leaders braved the cold rain to rally in support of School Safety Agents, members of Teamsters Local 237. Local 237 President Gregory Floyd told the crowd: “The City Council held a hearing and the parents were not heard from... They put this rally together. They support you!"

During 2018 and 2019, New York City School Safety Agents confiscated 2,701 weapons that were being brought into schools. Yet, the New York City Council is currently gambling with the safety of our children by proposing to not only transfer the 5,038 School Safety Agents—70% of whom are women of color—from the NYPD to the Department of Education, but to eliminate them from schools entirely. We cannot let that happen-- visit NYCSchoolSafetyCoalition.com to learn more and sign the petition.