Safety Law News for July 28, 2017

  • In Illinois, the Elgin City Council is moving ahead with the renewal of the SRO program.  The sense in the community is that the SROs “working in our schools bring comfort to our students.”
  • In Ohio, the Ohio Court of Appeals ruled that a 13-year old seventh grader was in custody when he was questioned by an educator in the presence of a team of school resource officers during a campus lock-down in response to a bomb threat.  The court found that the educator was acting as an agent of the police during the investigation and should have given Miranda warnings to the student. [In Re L.G.].
  • In Louisiana, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana upheld a search of a student by an educator.  The teacher observed what he believed to be a hand-to-hand transaction between two students, one of whom was known to have issues with marijuana. The teacher asked the student to remove what he placed into his pocket and discovered marijuana. [State in Interest of K.L.]