Tag: Kentucky

Safety Law News for January 25, 2018

In California, the Court of Appeal held that for purposes of Fourth Amendment analysis, “school officials,” include police officers who are assigned to high schools as resource officers as well as the backup officers who are called to assist them.…

Safety Law News for December 13, 2017

In California, the Vallejo school board agreed to a contract with the City of Vallejo to extend and expand the school resource officer program.  The educators stated that the district has been happy with the performance of the SROs.  However,…

Safety Law News for December 6, 2017

In Pennsylvania, the governor announced the award of $5 million in Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grants to nearly 140 schools, police departments, and municipalities across the state.  The $5 million is mostly split between two pots, one directed at equipment and…

Safety Law News for October 18, 2017

In Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ruled that the handcuffing of two small children was an unconstitutional seizure and excessive force. The court also found, as a matter of law, that Kenton County…

Safety Law News for September 6, 2017

In California, officials at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District are implanting a new disciplinary program with Monterey County juvenile justice agencies.  “Advocating Responsible Choices” is basically a diversion program that relies upon school resource officers who make the initial…

Safety Law News for August 15, 2017

In Texas, officials in Gregg County ponder responses to data on the increase of methamphetamine use and addiction.  School resource officers used as educators and mentors are the primary tool being considered to help deter students from the use of…

Safety Law News for May 19, 2017

In Kentucky, a report from the Kentucky Center for School Safety has named marijuana use and possession as the top law violation among students in Kentucky for the 2015-16 school year.  The data show law violations gradually go up until…

Safety Law News for May 3, 2017

In Kentucky, the Kentucky Center for School Safety released a report that compiles committed crimes in schools in the state.  Less than one percent of students at public schools in Kentucky committed crimes.  The number one violation for students was…

Safety Law News for December 5, 2016

• In Kentucky, the Children’s Law Center of Kentucky released a report regarding school based restraint and seclusion. It concludes that restraint and seclusion on students in Kentucky schools is often unnecessary and that the use of such techniques should…

Safety Law News for October 5, 2016

In Mississippi, school resource officers in Picayune are implementing a new program, “The Voice,” to reduce bullying by making students accountable to each other. In Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools are implementing a program in which teachers ride along with School…