Tag: Illinois

Safety Law News for July 26, 2016

In Indiana, a Decatur County Community Schools official praised the impact police officers working in schools have had on students and said the presence of officers has changed the environment in positive ways. In Illinois, Kane County educators are demanding…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2016

In Virginia, the legislature has refiled a previously vetoed proposal on school safety.  House Bill 1392 seeks to allow school security officers to carry firearms.  The Governor vetoed the bill in April 2016 because he believes only trained, active law…

Safety Law News for June 30, 2016

In Georgia, the state court of appeals has ruled that a school district’s “zero-tolerance” policy of expelling students for fighting regardless of whether the student was acting in self-defense was not permitted by the Georgia self-defense statute. [Henry County Board…

Safety Law News for April 26, 2016

In Colorado, the Douglas County School District plans to arm its security staff with 10 semiautomatic rifles designed to provide a high-powered defense in the event of a shooting or other violent incident. In Illinois, the Community Consolidated Elementary District…

Safety Law News for April 1, 2016

In Tennessee, schools in Alcoa, Maryville and Blount County are keeping a stock of the lifesaving anti-overdose drug Naloxone. School resource officers and nurses have received training. In Illinois, House Bill 5617 has been introduced.  If enacted into law it…

Safety Law News for March 8, 2016

In New York, the number of violent incidents on school campuses increased  by nearly 23 percent last year — reaching the highest level in at least a decade.  That includes a 40.4 percent increase in the number of assaults with…

Safety Law News for December 2, 2015

In Tennessee, the Winchester School Board has approved a computer-based system that will scan IDs to ensure student safety, but how necessary the move is has now come into question. In Illinois, school officials in Edwardsville have created a Crime…

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 July 9, 2015

In Oklahoma, Governor Fallin signed State Senate Bill 262, which requires school districts in the state to provide training on workplace safety and health to students in grades 7 through 12. In Illinois, the Springfield School District approved spending $489,200…