Tag: Florida

Safety Law News for November 13, 2017

In Florida, Miami-Dade schools are implementing a new campus safety program. “Enhancing School Safety Officer Effectiveness through Online Professional and Job Embedded Coaching,” is an anti-violence program, funded by a $1 million federal grant from the National Institute of Justice. …

Safety Law News for October 25, 2017

In New Mexico, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a school resource officer violated the rights of a student by arresting him under a state law that makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the educational…

Safety Law News for October 4, 2017

In Florida, local educators and Apopka Police Department are presenting a new elementary school program to help students make positive decisions. It’s called MAGIC – an acronym for Mentoring, Advising, Guiding and Instructing Children. In South Carolina, Charleston County School…

Safety Law News for August 15, 2017

In Texas, officials in Gregg County ponder responses to data on the increase of methamphetamine use and addiction.  School resource officers used as educators and mentors are the primary tool being considered to help deter students from the use of…

Safety Law News for August 4, 2017

In a national study on safe schools, each state was ranked based on numerous factors.  The states with the lowest percentage of injured and threatened students were Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.  The jurisdictions with the lowest incidence…

Safety Law News for June 22, 2017

In Florida, the Clay County Public Schools Superintendent sent out a letter alerting parents to television shows and social media that may encourage children to either hurt themselves or commit suicide.  The TV show “13 Reasons Why” and a lesser…

Safety Law News for May 17, 2017

In Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state terroristic threats statute that had been challenged by a Hall County high school student who was criminally charged with posting terroristic threats on Facebook to “get the chopper out and make…

Safety Law News for March 14, 2017

In California, the California Court of Appeal ruled that new state law allows juvenile courts to seal all juvenile court records, including school records, when the child completes a diversion program.  The new restorative justice policy, [Welfare and Institutions Code…

Safety Law News for September 2, 2016

• In Connecticut, the United States District Court ruled that no student rights were violated by a school policy that authorized a suspension after receiving a police report about the off-campus, non-school related arrest of a student for possession of…

Safety Law News for August 16, 2016

In Ohio, the Stow-Munroe Falls School District is implementing a new visitor management system.  The system requires visitors to have their state or federal identification scanned. It checks the identification against a national database of registered sex offenders. It can…