Tag: gun safety

Safety Law News for March 16, 2015

The Utah Legislature has passed two bills to improve school safety. HB345 would permanently restrict convicted felony sex offenders from obtaining or renewing a teaching license. HB213 requires schools to have Internet filtering on school campuses. In Georgia, the Richmond…

Safety Law News for February 20, 2015

In North Carolina, an annual study consistently finds that wealthier counties are able to spend more on the needs of schools because of the manner in which the state distributes funding.  The study concludes that students living in poorer counties…

Safety Law News for February 17, 2015

Five of Idaho’s universities and community colleges have spent more than $1.5 million to beef up security after the law allowing concealed weapons on campuses was approved, and the schools expect total costs to top $3.7 million for the year.…

Safety Law News for February 10, 2015

In Arizona, a recent study found that more than 80 percent of playgrounds in Tucson’s largest school district have dangerous conditions. This comes after the school district’s settlement offer to pay $175,000 to the family of a student injured at school,…

Safety Law News for February 3, 2015

In Houston, Texas, students at Jack Yates Senior High School say their campus is not safe and felt compelled to do something. So they staged a walkout to emphasize their request for two additional police officers on the campus. In…

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 January 13, 2015

In Pennsylvania, the Luzerne County Public Schools reported a combined 1,146 offenses in 2010. Last year it was 584, and this year 565. Officials credit the decline to the decision to hire a full complement of School Police Officers —…

Safety Law News for January 5, 2015

In Texas, training is ongoing to implement a new law that authorizes specially selected employees to be undercover, armed “School Marshals” on campus. In Canada, the number of police patrolling Toronto schools has decreased because of the budget difficulties, but…

Safety Law News for 12/22/14

School districts in Western New York will receive money in this year’s state budget to support new and existing school resource officer programs.  About $1.9 million was allocated in the state’s budget for SRO funding statewide in the aftermath of…

Safety Law News for 12/16/14

Orange County, Florida Public Schools, the tenth largest school district in the U.S., has voted to establish its own school police force.  The officers will have arrest powers and be allowed to carry weapons on school property. In Pennsylvania, York…