Tag: bullying

Safety Law News for January 9, 2017

In Tennessee, the Court of Appeals held that educators were not liable for the injuries of a 13–year-old special education student who was assaulted by another 13–year-old special education student in a school bathroom. The court reasoned that liability follows…

Safety Law News for December 5, 2016

• In Kentucky, the Children’s Law Center of Kentucky released a report regarding school based restraint and seclusion. It concludes that restraint and seclusion on students in Kentucky schools is often unnecessary and that the use of such techniques should…

Safety Law News for October 5, 2016

In Mississippi, school resource officers in Picayune are implementing a new program, “The Voice,” to reduce bullying by making students accountable to each other. In Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools are implementing a program in which teachers ride along with School…

Safety Law News for June 2, 2016

In Maryland, Prince George County School Superintendent has promised to begin publicly reporting statistics and summaries on school safety for every campus. In Georgia, according to new state statistics nearly 4 out of 10 Atlanta schools are at unsatisfactory levels…

Safety Law News for May 24, 2016

In Wisconsin, the city of Shawano has passed an ordinance allowing police to fine parents if their child doesn’t stop their bullying behavior after a 90-day warning.  The law compliments current Shawano School District policies that prohibit cyber-bullying. In Tennessee,…

Safety Law News for February 24, 2016

In Washington State, the schools in the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick, report significantly fewer weapons on campus.  The good news is attributed to two things: the good presence of community oriented policing and utilizing a good security…

Safety Law News for December 16, 2015

In Nebraska, the Lincoln Police Department will begin to include de-escalation tactics into its defensive and control tactics training. It is part of an assessment into how officers diffuse tense situations. When an officer does use force, a report must…

Safety Law News For October 16, 2015

In Nevada, data released by the department of education today revealed that new school policies have increased graduation rates and reduced truancy and school discipline. However, bullying incidents were up significantly from the previous year. In Texas, schools in the…

Safety Law News for September 22, 2015

In California, the Court of Appeal ruled that school officials have the authority to ask a school resource officer to search a student based upon reasonable suspicion. In the case a combination of facts created reasonable suspicion, including the student…

Safety Law News for September 8, 2015

In Brunswick Ohio, officials are hosting a series of meetings for parents to address issues concerning students’ mental health and campus safety. The meetings feature presentations by mental health specialists, social workers, and school resource officers. In New Jersey, the…