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High School senior raising awareness about school-to-prison pipeline

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---A high school senior is raising awareness about an issue he says is impacting young men.

Anthony Perry attends St. Francis School I Louisville.

He wanted to hold a conference, as part of a senior project, to talk about the school-to-prison pipeline.

He says public school policies are resulting in some minority and low-income students leaving school and heading straight to the criminal justice system.

He's even been touched personally by this.

"Just by going to elementary school with some of these students, and seeing now as I'm a Senior about to graduate, some of them right now are in prison, in jail. Other ones have dropped out of school. Something needs to be done," says Anthony Perry.

Perry held Sunday's conference at the Muhammad Ali Center to talk about this problem and ways to improve results.

He only expected a few dozen people to show up, but more than 200 were in attendance.

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