Tag: Alabama

Safety Law News for July 28, 2015

In Alabama, Decatur County school resource officers will soon be equipped with tasers, in addition to their firearms. The school board voted 4 to 2 in favor of the new equipment. The Superior Court of the Virgin Islands has applied…

Safety Law News for July 13, 2015

A report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows that while “70 percent” of all public schools put kids through school shooting scenarios/drills, only “43 percent” have armed security. In Idaho, the Garden Valley School District is at…

Safety Law News for April 14, 2015

In Elmira, New York, parents are now pushing back after a rash of violence in Elmira’s secondary schools. The backlash is directed at restorative justice policies and dissatisfaction with school system response to an increase in violence. In Illinois the…

Safety Law News for 12/9/14

The Alabama State Department of Education has released the 2013 Annual School Incident Report.  The report contains big data on student misconduct for all schools in the state. The school superintendent in Boston, Massachusetts has vetoed a plan to equip…

Safety Law News for 9/26/14

In Omaha, Nebraska, associate school resource officers are part-time employees who are retired from the police force. They work as sworn officers in public schools, but now they’re seeing their hours slashed because of provisions of the federal Affordable Health…

Safety Law News for 8/14/14

Students in Jackson County, Alabama return to classes without a School Resource Officer Program.  Officials are working hard to bring deputies back to the schools after grant funds dried up and the money ran out. The Santa Maria, California Police…

Safety Law News for 8/7/14

Huntsville, Alabama police are implementing a “Zero Tolerance” policy for enforcing traffic laws in both public and private school zones, especially at the beginning and ending of the school day.  The State of Florida allocates safe school funds by looking…

Safety Law News for 5/12/14

Indiana has enacted a law that allows firearms in locked vehicles on school grounds.   Beginning July 1, having a gun in a school parking lot will no longer be a felony.  See Senate Enrolled Act 229.  The N.C. General Assembly…

Safety Law News for 4/28/14

A school resource officer is credited in resolving an active shooter lockdown at the Jefferson County Learning Center in Alabama.  Officials in Jackson County, Mississippi have reached an interagency agreement under which the school district will pay the salaries of…

Safety Law News for 10/31/13

A Fountain County, Indiana man with some mental health issues leads Covington school officials to add two school resource officers. In Volusia County, Florida a high school student thanks school resource officer for stopping him from attacking an assistant principal.…