Safety Law News for November 1, 2016

  • In Rhode Island, school officials have signed an “improved” agreement with the Pawtucket Police Department modifying the School Resource Officers Program. The new MOU was prompted by an incident when an SRO was videotaped tackling two students in the school.
  • In Iowa, school buses in Des Moines with lap and shoulder belts will transport students as part of a new Iowa Department of Education study. The study comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended that seat belts be added to school buses.
  • In Georgia, teachers in Clayton County are asking how safe are teachers in schools after a teacher was assaulted and slammed to the ground by a student.