Safety Law News for November 10, 2015

  • In Virginia, the Bristol City Public School District plans to have SROs in every school by 2016.
  • In Colorado, officials say that keeping drugs out of schools has become a real challenge. Alcohol, marijuana and prescriptions pills continue to be the top three abused substances seen in schools.
  • In New York, officials in the Orchard Park and Hamburg school districts are training faculty and staff to protect students in active-shooter scenarios.
  • Motorola will provide $420 million in interest-free financing to enable school to communicate more directly with first responders to emergencies. Grants from the SchoolSafetyFund will allow governments and school districts to buy equipment provided by SchoolSafe Communications, which produces Web-enabled, two-way radio-based systems that allow greater and faster links between school and public safety radio systems.