Tag: Colorado

Safety Law News for April 28, 2015

In Colorado, the legislature is pushing back at restorative justice policies by introducing legislation (Senate Bill 213) that imposes a duty of reasonable care on educators, eliminating governmental immunity from lawsuits. Victims of campus injuries can sue for negligence and…

Safety Law News for March 5, 2015

In Rowan County, North Carolina, the average rate of crime or violence per 100 students in public schools is the lowest the rate recorded since 2010. School officials are attributing the safe climate to having a school resource officer on…

Safety Law for January 27, 2015

In Colorado, one year after the legalization of marijuana, the number of marijuana-related arrests in Denver public schools has grown by 6 percent. Washington, D.C.-area public school districts utilize more than 30,000 surveillance cameras inside school buildings to monitor school…

Safety Law News for 10/29/14

The Missouri legislature voted to override Gov. Nixon’s veto of a law that would allow school districts to designate teachers or administrators to have guns in school as school safety officers.  But school administrators and superintendents are refusing to allow…

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 7/2/14

Colorado officials report that marijuana is a significantly growing problem in schools, accounting for 32 percent of all expulsions.  The Jackson-Madison County, Tennessee school system will have a full complement of resource officers next school year thanks to an agreement…

Safety Law News for 4/28/14

A school resource officer is credited in resolving an active shooter lockdown at the Jefferson County Learning Center in Alabama.  Officials in Jackson County, Mississippi have reached an interagency agreement under which the school district will pay the salaries of…

Safety Law News for 3/17/14

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Texas Education Agency to ban the use of Tasers by school resource officers.  The FBI has opened an investigation about unreasonable use of force involving Tasers after a Cedar Creek, Texas…

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 1/24/14

Marijuana problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization.  More students and younger kids are bringing marijuana to schools.  Officials in Kennebunk, Maine consider their school resource officers to be “more than a police presence in our schools.”  Indiana State Attorney…