Tag: anti-bullying

Safety Law News for 11/21/14

A School Safety Task Force will recommend that South Carolina schools practice more safety lock-down drills and have more School Resource Officers and more school psychologists. Police and school officials in Providence, Rhode Island have signed an inter-agency agreement on a…

Safety Law News for 10/6/14

There are broad variations of reform on the roles of school resource officers in America.  Policy makers are looking for solutions that vary with the unique local issues in each jurisdiction. In Colorado, school resource officers, counselors, nurses, staff and…

Safety Law News for 9/3/14

A growing number of cities in Connecticut are choosing to eliminate the once popular Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, redirecting DARE funds into a full-time school resource officer. A federal judge has ruled a jury must decide whether an Allentown,…

Safety Law News for 7/7/14

The New York Court of Appeals has invalidated a cyberbullying law that punished any form of electronic communication – including any off-campus activities that “foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct,…

Safety Law News for 5/20/14

In Berkeley County, South Carolina a rampage by a middle school student with a semi-automatic weapon was prevented by the actions of a school resource officer. Canadian officials in Edmonton, Calgary Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools are banning the…

Safety Law News for 3/31/14

A school resource officer in Jonesboro, Georgia discovers a loaded handgun while assisting educators in enforcing the code of conduct.   The chief of police says simply, “Officer did what he was trained to do.”  U.S. Department of Justice complaint brought…

Safety Law News for 3/11/14

The Colorado House Judiciary Committee defeated HB 14-1157 on a 7 – 4 party line vote.  The legislation would authorize school boards to develop policies that would allow employees to carry a concealed weapons on school grounds, if they hold a valid…

Safety Law News for 3/4/14

The Georgetown County, South Carolina School District has hired a former judge, former policeman and former school resource officer to take over its newly-expanded role as head of security.  The School Board of Highlands County, Florida is updating its bullying…

Safety Law News for 2/25/14

Delaware Attorney General releases report on school compliance with new anti-bullying reporting laws.  Under the law, schools are required to report incidents to parents. The Jackson, New Jersey township police department has reinstated the school resource officer program in conjunction…

Safety Law News for 2/13/14

Court upholds discipline of a student who broadcasted a string of increasingly violent and threatening instant messages from home to his friends bragging about his weapons, threatening to shoot specific classmates, intimating that he would “take out” other people at…