Safety Law News for March 4, 2016

  • In Alabama, the Huntsville City School District is implementing a district-wide social media monitoring program.  School officials will monitor students’ social media posts and, if necessary, discipline students for the content of the posts.
  • In Pennsylvania, the Hazleton Area School District has cut its use of metal detectors to moderate the time-consuming policy of scanning every person who entered a district school. The detectors will now be used randomly.
  • In Idaho, the House of Representatives passed HB 514 and sent the legislation to the Senate.  The proposal would establish an Office of School Safety and Security that would administer security assessments, training, and technical assistance for schools to improve their safety and security.