Tag: Canada

Safety Law News for January 11, 2018

In Ottawa, Canada, Carleton University researchers have released an extensive two-year study of a local School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The research is based on a survey of nearly 1,300 Grade 9 students and 100 interviews with SROs, their bosses,…

Safety Law News for January 5, 2015

In Texas, training is ongoing to implement a new law that authorizes specially selected employees to be undercover, armed “School Marshals” on campus. In Canada, the number of police patrolling Toronto schools has decreased because of the budget difficulties, but…

Safety Law News for 5/27/14

The Florida Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict that found a school board negligent for failing to discipline a student with an extensive disciplinary history. [Duval County School Bd. v. Buchanan ex rel. Cox]  The U.S. Department of Justice…

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 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 5/5/14

The Meramec Valley, Missouri School District is color-coding school halls with a map and placard system that enables first responders to identify hall colors from outside the building so they can quickly get to any problem spot. Officials in Calgary,…