Safety Law News for September 21, 2016

  • In Missouri, school officials and police in St. Joseph attribute the significant decline in crime referrals to the presence of well-trained school resource officers.  During 2015, referrals dropped by over 60 percent to nearly 449 cases.
  • In Massachusetts, the Worcester school system will begin giving drug addiction screenings to students.  Called SBIRT, short for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment, the screenings are intended to identify early warning signs of drug addiction in students, and refer those kids for additional help.