Tag: Connecticut

Safety Law News for October 20, 2017

In Connecticut, the Monroe Board of Education has modified the school resource officer job description to include officers wearing body cameras on school property.  The new language states, “The school resource officer shall use [the] body worn camera in accordance…

Safety Law News for October 20, 2016

In Delaware, the Senate Public Safety Committee on School Safety released a report that cites an explosion of gang violence and cyberbullying and recommends a ban on cell phones and an increase in school resource officers in all school districts.…

Safety Law News for July 12, 2016

In Pennsylvania, the federal district court has ruled that educators did not violate the rights of a ninth grade student by suspending him for posting on his website page about a bomb going off at the school the next day.…

Safety Law News for September 4, 2015

In Connecticut, the Bridgeport Police School Resource Officers now walk students to school as a part of the City of Bridgeport’s Safe Corridors program. The Safe Corridor Program is a community safety effort that provides a safe route to and…

Safety Law News for August 28, 2015

In Red River County, Texas, the Detroit ISD school board has approved a policy that allows the staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. It joins more than 70 Texas school districts that have already armed school personnel. The Gallup’s…

Safety Law News for March 31, 2015

In Michigan, Detroit cannot keep its schoolchildren: Each day an estimated 25,000 school-age children go to school outside the city. Safety is one of the reasons parents are pulling their children from Detroit schools. In Amherst, New York, school officials have…

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 News for January 22, 2015

The Snohomish, Washington School District has revised its school safety plan after the fatal shootings last year. It has developed close relationships with police, fire, and health agencies, as well as local FEMA around seven (7) key safety strategies. $45…

Safety Law News for 9/3/14

A growing number of cities in Connecticut are choosing to eliminate the once popular Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, redirecting DARE funds into a full-time school resource officer. A federal judge has ruled a jury must decide whether an Allentown,…

Safety Law News for 8/18/14

A staffing shortage of 18 officers at the Fargo, North Dakota Police Department means school resource officers are going to be pulled out of schools and placed back into squad cars.  The Police Department and Fargo Public Schools are collaborating…