If only such incidents were a rarity. Though not always caught on video, there is an epidemic of arrests in our schools. According to the Department of Juvenile Services, there were 688 school arrests in Maryland in 2013, 620 of which were in Baltimore City. In other words, Baltimore makes up about 10 percent of the school population across our state but accounts for 90 percent of the arrests. And Baltimore's children are arrested in schools at a significantly higher rate than students in comparable cities like New York. Our schools should be in the business of educating our kids, not criminalizing them.