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School Safety Law News for 5/16/12

 Two students gave away their plans for a Columbine-style shooting, when they posted about their plans on Facebook. One of the teens posted that he was going to teach “TRIGGERnometry.” An Arkansas school is planning to require random drug tests…

School Safety Law News for 5/14/12

Texas students claim that a riot broke out on campus — and they posted videos and pictures, taken with their cell phones, online. Educators claim that students created a prank riot and are giving the wrong impression via social media.…

School Safety Law News for 5/11/12

After three students posted on a “Scumbag Teachers” Tumblr page, San Francisco Unified suspended the students and banned them from graduation and prom. The school overturned its disciplinary decisions after attorneys got involved. Trained drug dogs visit Minnesota high schools…

School Safety Law News for 5/10/12

 Ten days after a student submitted a threatening essay, which detailed how he would conduct a school shooting, the student posted his essay on Facebook. Parents are upset that the school only notified them after the essay went online. Visitors…

School Safety Law News for 5/9/12

A federal court ruled that educators can punish a student for an online rap video that harassed and possibly threatened teachers. The video was created off campus, during non-school hours, without school computers. Minnesota educators are crafting policies on online…

School Safety Law News for 5/8/12

City of Concord considers eliminating school resource officers from campuses. An Indiana high school student faces possible expulsion from school after police say he brought a stun gun on campus. The teen and his mother claim he was being bullied…

School Safety Law News for 5/7/12

 The Atlantic features asks whether student rights—and the threat of lawsuits—undermines educators’ ability to educate. The Massachusetts high court will rule on whether police can access student records, after an SRO provided a photo for a police lineup. Parents discipline…