Safety Law News for February 20, 2015

  • In North Carolina, an annual study consistently finds that wealthier counties are able to spend more on the needs of schools because of the manner in which the state distributes funding.  The study concludes that students living in poorer counties will have lower levels of investment in their schools than students living in the wealthier counties.

Safety Law News for February 17, 2015

  • In Charleston, West Virginia, a high school principal has been suspended and charged with a crime for failing to notify police immediately to report an alleged sexual assault at his school.
  • In Virginia, an Isle of Wight school resource officer has been charged with sexual battery and indecent liberties with a minor after a high school student complained he touched her inappropriately.

Safety Law News for February 10, 2015

  • In Arizona, a recent study found that more than 80 percent of playgrounds in Tucson’s largest school district have dangerous conditions. This comes after the school district’s settlement offer to pay $175,000 to the family of a student injured at school, as well as another pending case involving a traumatic brain injury from another a playground accident.

Safety Law News for February 3, 2015

  • In Houston, Texas, students at Jack Yates Senior High School say their campus is not safe and felt compelled to do something. So they staged a walkout to emphasize their request for two additional police officers on the campus.
  • In Indiana, the South Bend school board’s safety committee recommended that the practice of student ticketing continue. The biggest disruption in the schools is physical violence. This recommendation affirms an earlier conclusion reached by the committee that the citations are an effective deterrent.

Safety Law for January 27, 2015

  • McDowell County, North Carolina school resource officers have created a new program to educate elementary school students on how to handle the problems that plague youngsters in today’s society. The program is called TIM – Teaching students lifesaving lessons, Improving their quality of life, and Maintaining a safe learning environment.

Safety Law News for January 22, 2015

  • The Snohomish, Washington School District has revised its school safety plan after the fatal shootings last year. It has developed close relationships with police, fire, and health agencies, as well as local FEMA around seven (7) key safety strategies.
  • $45 million dollars has been received by the officials of Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook rampage. A report has been issued on how the money is being spent.