Tag: gun safety

Safety Law News for 2/20/13

• Gadsden, Alabama officials seek to hire retired law enforcement officers for school resource officer positions at the city’s 13 school campuses.  The City Council approved a proposal to allow the retired officers to serve. • Under HB  0860, legislation,…

Safety Law News for 2/18/13

Mental health experts come out against  school resource officers in schools. Richmond, Rhode Island school officials and students openly support school resource officer.  Students say they are not intimidated. Officials say SRO strikes balance between authority and compassion. Wyoming legislature…

Safety Law News for 2/15/13

Indiana’s 2013 school safety legislation is approved in Senate Committee.  It provides funding for three things: (1) conduct threat assessments of school buildings, (2) purchase safety equipment and technology and (3) hire school resource officers. Washington State Senate approves the…

Safety Law News 2/13/13

After a massive public protest, Moorestown, New Jersey, officials halt the reassignment of a school resource officer. Police and township officials said privately that they were astonished at the groundswell of support for the SRO. After a middle school student…

Safety Law News for 2/11/13

Epping, New Hampshire voters overrule local leaders and vote to reinstate the school resource officer. Its three schools have been without a resource officer for about 10 years.  The Delores County Colorado school board voted to have its high school…

Safety Law News for 2/6/13

Since Jan. 1, there have been at least 48 incidents nationwide in which guns have been discovered on students, in their bags, or in their lockers.  That works out to more than two gun reports a day this school year.…

Safety Law News for 2/4/13

• Milford, CT Mayor favors the SRO model “where the police officers set an example for the students and they act as more of a counselor,” and pledges to provide school resource officers to schools. • Woodstock, VA school resource…

Safety Law News for 1/25/13

• Going against a recommendation by schools Superintendent, a Maryland Board of Education votes to use state funding to pay for school security personnel and equipment, along with mental health services. • Tennessee teachers Union does not want teachers armed…

Safety Law News for 1/22/13

• Parents in Minnesota meet to discuss how to get the School District to consider upgrades to security in the public schools. • Pennsylvania legislature introduces School Resource Officer Bill 196, which calls for funding for school resource officers in…

School Safety Law News for 4/13/12

One student’s comment about a classmate — “he’d be the type to bring a gun to school” — morphed via social media into rumors of an actual threat. A police investigation cleared the suspect, but both students and parents are…