Tag: Illinois

Safety Law News for April 14, 2015

In Elmira, New York, parents are now pushing back after a rash of violence in Elmira’s secondary schools. The backlash is directed at restorative justice policies and dissatisfaction with school system response to an increase in violence. In Illinois the…

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 7/18/14

Champaign, Illinois announces its “proven track record” of keeping schools safe — with the statistics to prove it.  The school superintendent is convinced and therefore, will recommend that the school board renew the SRO program.  In Marshfield, Massachusetts, a citizens…

Safety Law News for 2/4/14

Wayne County, Michigan Sheriff Barry Virts would like to create a county-wide resource officer program because of the success of the previous program in building relationships with students and teaching classes. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has…

Safety Law News for 10/15/13

The Police Commission and Board of Education for Weston, Connecticut are working on the terms of a memorandum of understanding as they move forward with their plans to hire a school resource officer (SRO). The City-School Liaison Committee of Evanston,…

Safety Law News for 7/3/13

The Central Valley, New York School Board meets  with area police chiefs to receive input on upcoming decision on whether or not to hire a school resource officer.  The Benton, Illinois School District  cannot afford to hire resource officers.  As…

Safety Law News for 7/1/13

An agreement has been reached placing full-time school resource police officers in all Gurnee, Illinois schools. The “bully bucket” has been introduced in Twin Falls, Idaho schools.  When a student is bullied, he or she can fill out a form…

Safety Law News for 11/27/12

California educators are implementing random, mandatory drug tests for about 15 percent of student athletes in their school district, after suspending “an unexpectedly high number” of student athletes for drug and alcohol use. An app for SROs: students and parents…

Safety Law News for 10/29/12

When a Los Angeles Unified SRO was unable to break up a hallway brawl and rescue a fallen student, he released pepper spray into the crowd of about 50 students. An Illinois mother is suing her son’s school for strip…

Safety Law News for 10/10/12

 The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a high school student’s ten day suspension, after the football team captain violated a school rule against recklessly endangering other people. In one hour, a Connecticut SRO’s work ranges from handing out peanuts to visiting…