Tag: Louisiana

Safety Law News for August 9, 2017

In California, Salinas City Council member Tony Villegas speaks to the necessity of the local school resource officer program.  “In my opinion, I believe a lot of [opponents] have been fed misinformation or don’t understand exactly what the city is…

Safety Law News for August 4, 2017

In a national study on safe schools, each state was ranked based on numerous factors.  The states with the lowest percentage of injured and threatened students were Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.  The jurisdictions with the lowest incidence…

Safety Law News for July 28, 2017

In Minnesota, the head of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Juvenile Prosecution Division made a presentation in favor of keeping the SRO program.  The data show that since 2006, the program produced a steady decline in school crime referrals in…

Safety Law News for June 9, 2017

In Kansas, the Shawnee Mission School District is now providing Smith & Wesson semi-automatic assault rifles to its school resource officers as a precaution to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Louisiana, anti-bullying legislation (SB 158) has passed through…

Safety Law News for May 11, 2017

In Indiana, the United States District Court has upheld the authority of educators to act in-loco-parentis in the school environment.  The parents challenged a provision of the education code that states: “In all matters relating to the discipline and conduct…

Safety Law News for April 10, 2017

In Tennessee, the director of Murfreesboro City Schools has asked the Murfreesboro City Council to expand the school resource officer program. Dr. Linda Gilbert says, “we would love to have one in every school…we have found them absolutely invaluable to…

Safety Law News for March 14, 2017

In California, the California Court of Appeal ruled that new state law allows juvenile courts to seal all juvenile court records, including school records, when the child completes a diversion program.  The new restorative justice policy, [Welfare and Institutions Code…

Safety Law News for December 12, 2016

In Pennsylvania, the federal district court has ruled that school officials can be liable for violating student rights under Title IX when student-on-student harassment is ignored. The court ruled that educators have a duty to intervene when they possess “actual…

Safety Law News for July 6, 2015

In Pennsylvania, the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (WIU) 7 Crossroads School has adopted radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants, citing a desire to better protect students and staff and deescalate altercations. In Florida, a new state law took effect this month that…

Safety Law News for January 16, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that use of twist-lock by an SRO to arrest a nine-year-old student who was accused of stealing school property did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition of excessive force. [Hawker…