It’s come to this, a class teaching Texas high school kids how to interact with police.
In response to multiple deadly police shootings, the 2017 Texas Legislature, led by Dallas state Sen. Royce West, passed the Community Safety Education Act. West’s bill requires all high school students, new drivers and police officers in Texas to take a class on how to better interact with one another. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its new “Flashing Lights” curriculum, which every high schooler in the state will have to take to graduate.
It’s up to schools to decide which course they want to integrate the police safety material into.