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Safety Law News for April 6, 2015

In Florida, Miami-Dade school officials hold a press conference to provide details on how campuses are kept safe.  This comes after a 15-year-old student was stabbed at Miami Killian Senior High School by a 17-year-old student. In Texas, the decision…

Safety Law News for February 17, 2015

Five of Idaho’s universities and community colleges have spent more than $1.5 million to beef up security after the law allowing concealed weapons on campuses was approved, and the schools expect total costs to top $3.7 million for the year.…

Safety Law News for February 10, 2015

In Arizona, a recent study found that more than 80 percent of playgrounds in Tucson’s largest school district have dangerous conditions. This comes after the school district’s settlement offer to pay $175,000 to the family of a student injured at school,…

Safety Law News for February 3, 2015

In Houston, Texas, students at Jack Yates Senior High School say their campus is not safe and felt compelled to do something. So they staged a walkout to emphasize their request for two additional police officers on the campus. In…

Safety Law News for January 16, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that use of twist-lock by an SRO to arrest a nine-year-old student who was accused of stealing school property did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition of excessive force. [Hawker…

Safety Law News for 12/22/14

School districts in Western New York will receive money in this year’s state budget to support new and existing school resource officer programs.  About $1.9 million was allocated in the state’s budget for SRO funding statewide in the aftermath of…

Safety Law News for 12/16/14

Orange County, Florida Public Schools, the tenth largest school district in the U.S., has voted to establish its own school police force.  The officers will have arrest powers and be allowed to carry weapons on school property. In Pennsylvania, York…

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 11/17/14

In New Jersey, Hackensack School District officials reached an agreement with the Mayor and City Council to continue the school resource officer program by placing two resource officers in the high and middle schools until the 2018-2019 school year. The…

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…