Student demonstrators marched from Raleigh’s Washington Elementary School to Central Prison on Friday to illustrate what organizers call the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
Students of color in area schools are suspended at higher rates than other students, according to the organizers of the march NC HEAT, Youth Organizing Institute and the Education Justice Alliance. Friday was the group’s third annual march to raise awareness.
Editor-in-Chief Chris Hart-Williams wrote Wake County School System’s School-to-Prison Pipeline in March which details suspension statistics of  Wake County Public School System students.