- The introduction in the Arizona legislature of House Bill 2412, which would legalize armed teachers in schools, is not getting much support from local school administrators.
- Off-duty police officers in Stow, Ohio are given authority to carry firearms to provide an extra layer of security in public schools at no additional cost.
- Supreme Court of Nebraska rules that a high school student’s driving to school and parking off school grounds was not a “school-sponsored event” and therefore, a search by assistant principal of student’s truck parked across street from high school was unreasonable under Fourth Amendment. [A.P. v Millard Public Schools].
- The Argyle Independent School District in Texas, is implementing the new School Marshal program created as a result of the passage of House Bill 1009 Protection of Texas Children Act. The program certifies school marshals and expands law enforcement in schools.
- The Pinellas County, Florida School Board has entered into an agreement with the county sheriff’s office on new school discipline rules. Under the new rules students who violate the student conduct code will be punished by the school administration and minor crimes will not result in an arrest if it’s the student’s first incident.
- Municipal officials in Jackson, New Jersey have taken a step toward reinstating the school resource officer program after unanimously approving a resolution that paves the way for a shared services agreement with the Jackson School District.
- The Paterson, New Jersey school superintendent chose to discontinue the practice of having the retired officers have guns while working in the schools in the fall of 2012. But the district has reconsidered that decision after the Newtown tragedy.