Safety Law News for January 9, 2017

  • In Tennessee, the Court of Appeals held that educators were not liable for the injuries of a 13–year-old special education student who was assaulted by another 13–year-old special education student in a school bathroom. The court reasoned that liability follows foreseeability, but that under the Tennessee rule there can be no foreseeability “absent proof of prior misconduct.” [K.G.R. v. Union City School District].
  • In Wyoming, the “Safe2Tell Wyoming” tip-line has received more than 100 tips since it was launched a few weeks ago, exceeding officials’ expectations.  The majority of the reports received were to report suicide threats.