While well intentioned, the Mayor and Police Chief in East Wenatchee should reconsider their move to add a SRO to Eastmont.  The data show that arrest rates in schools increase dramatically when SRO's are added.  One study showed schools with SRO's had nearly 5 times the student arrest rate of schools without SRO's (Libby Nelson and Dara Lind, "The school to prison pipeline, explained," Justice  Policy Institute, February 24, 2015.).  Data also shows SRO's become involved in day to day enforcement of school policies and student discipline.  In a time when how we utilize police is being examined, do we really need to expand policing into our schools?