Tag: gun

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…

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 10/23/14

Rutherford County, Tennessee School Resource Officers are teaching the DRIVE Course to students in both the classroom and on the road.  DRIVE stands for the Defense Response Improving Vehicle Education program. In Florida, the Lee County School District has added…

Safety Law News for 7/28/14

The Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District has approved a memorandum of understanding with city police that identifies procedures for school resource officers to respond to campus incidents.  The agreement increases communication among students, families, school…