Tag: Alabama

Safety Law News for July 13, 2017

In Arkansas, school resource officers are being trained under a new approach to active shooter incidents in schools.  The “solo engagement” protocol is replacing the past policy of waiting for backup before engaging an active shooter. In Alabama, Shelby County…

Safety Law News for March 24, 2017

In Minnesota, Ramsey County officials continue to wrestle with its efforts to implement a restorative justice policy in the schools.  A task force convened to study school safety and issued a report with two conflicting trends. Students of color continue…

Safety Law News for March 9, 2017

In Alabama, the Colbert County Schools Superintendent is working with the sheriff to get school resource officers in the schools.  “It’s imperative that we move quickly and swiftly to get these resource officers in place so that our kids as…

Safety Law News for October 20, 2016

In Delaware, the Senate Public Safety Committee on School Safety released a report that cites an explosion of gang violence and cyberbullying and recommends a ban on cell phones and an increase in school resource officers in all school districts.…

Safety Law News for July 29, 2016

In New York City, dozens of school resource officers were hospitalized after clashes with students in the first three months of the year, according to NYPD data.  Sixty-nine suffered injuries; 40 were severe enough to require hospital visits.  Out of…

Safety Law News for June 28, 2016

In Virginia, the Hampton Police Division will spend over $1 million in the coming fiscal year to station officers within the city’s schools and provide safe road-crossing for students. In Alabama, the new interagency school safety agreement between Huntsville school…

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…

Safety Law News for October 9, 2015

In Alabama, Calhoun County Schools now use dogs to find guns and drugs on campus. There were four drug arrests the first week the dogs were used, with some students turning themselves in. In North Carolina, officials in New Hanover…

Safety Law News for October 2, 2015

In Alabama, a federal judge has ruled that the use of pepper spray by Birmingham school resource officers in city high schools for non-violent minor incidents was unconstitutional. [J.W. v. Birmingham Board of Education] The U.S. Department of Education is…

School Safety Law News for August 17, 2015

In Ohio, officials in the Reynoldsburg City Schools report that stolen cell phones are one of the biggest crime problems students experience on campus. In Alabama, Hartselle City Schools Resource Officers are educating parents on the dangers of sexting and…