Tag: Colorado

Safety Law News for December 20, 2016

In Michigan, the Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling allowing Ann Arbor Public Schools to enact a district-wide gun ban.  The “weapons-free school zone” policy is in conflict with state open carry gun laws. [Michigan Gun…

Safety Law News for October 25, 2016

In Colorado, Colorado Springs school officials are trying new tactics to prevent students from using marijuana. In Idaho, educators in Jefferson County are implementing a new emergency crisis policy based on the national “I Love U Guys” response protocol. A…

Safety Law News for April 26, 2016

In Colorado, the Douglas County School District plans to arm its security staff with 10 semiautomatic rifles designed to provide a high-powered defense in the event of a shooting or other violent incident. In Illinois, the Community Consolidated Elementary District…

Safety Law News for March 8, 2016

In New York, the number of violent incidents on school campuses increased  by nearly 23 percent last year — reaching the highest level in at least a decade.  That includes a 40.4 percent increase in the number of assaults with…

Safety Law News for January 22, 2016

In Michigan, officials in the Grand Rapids Public Schools turn down a $1 million grant in implement a school resource officer program. Parents and other community leaders said they weren’t comfortable having police officers inside the schools after national incidents…

Safety Law News for November 10, 2015

In Virginia, the Bristol City Public School District plans to have SROs in every school by 2016. In Colorado, officials say that keeping drugs out of schools has become a real challenge. Alcohol, marijuana and prescriptions pills continue to be…

Safety Law News for October 13, 2015

In Indiana, the Governor announced he will add $3.5 million to the school safety budget. The decision represents a shift in policy for the governor, who cut funding to the program by 65 percent earlier in the year. In Wyoming,…

Safety Law News for September 11, 2015

In Colorado, John Michael Keyes has created a school safety plan called Standard Response Protocol. It is a simplified emergency plan instructing students to follow one of four procedures during any situation: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter. Mr. Keyes is the…

Safety Law News for June 5, 2015

In Colorado, the Governor signed into law the Claire Davis Safety Act. The new law makes public schools in Colorado legally liable for student safety. School districts have always been listed as government entities that can’t be sued for negligence.…

Safety Law News for June 5, 2015

In Colorado, the Governor signed into law the Claire Davis Safety Act. The new law makes public schools in Colorado legally liable for student safety. School districts have always been listed as government entities that can’t be sued for negligence.…