Virginia education advocates praise measures to get rid of ‘School to Prison Pipeline’

That’s why Senator Jennifer McClellan proposed the measures. “Virginia has led the nation in referring kids to law enforcement and it’s disproportionately been children of color and children with disabilities,” she said.

She was outraged to learn of what she says happened to one child in a Central Virginia school district.

“{The student} was charged with disorderly conduct which is a misdemeanor for singing a rap song on a bus, which is a little ridiculous,” McClellan said.