Tag: Massachusetts

Safety Law News for January 11, 2018

In Ottawa, Canada, Carleton University researchers have released an extensive two-year study of a local School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The research is based on a survey of nearly 1,300 Grade 9 students and 100 interviews with SROs, their bosses,…

Safety Law News for November 21, 2017

In Oregon, the Court of Appeals held that the “school safety exception” to the Oregon Constitution did not permit a police officer to search a non-student, who happened to be at school during a shooting that threatened school children and…

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 May 23, 2017

In Georgia, a statewide investigation reports 15 percent of school resource officers in Georgia have troubled pasts.  The officers were investigated for things such as excessive force, lying, theft or even sexual misconduct at one of their earlier jobs, but were…

Safety Law News for April 18, 2017

In Massachusetts, the Springfield Public Schools have combined restorative justice principles with the “triad” concept of school-based policing to reduce arrests and suspensions.   Arrests have declined 70 percent over a five-year period.  Suspensions — in school and out of school…

Safety Law News for March 9, 2017

In Alabama, the Colbert County Schools Superintendent is working with the sheriff to get school resource officers in the schools.  “It’s imperative that we move quickly and swiftly to get these resource officers in place so that our kids as…

Safety Law News for March 3, 2017

In Idaho, the Mountain View School Board in Grangeville have approved a new policy that allows trained teachers and staff members to carry guns. Officials explained that they need to arm teachers because they are unable to afford school resource…

Safety Law News for September 21, 2016

In Missouri, school officials and police in St. Joseph attribute the significant decline in crime referrals to the presence of well-trained school resource officers.  During 2015, referrals dropped by over 60 percent to nearly 449 cases. In Pennsylvania, an Allegheny…

Safety Law News for September 6, 2016

In Arizona, officials in Pima County are looking for policy solutions to the truancy epidemic.  One-fifth of Tucson-area juveniles are chronically truant. In New Jersey, the Elmwood Park Board of Education is implementing a shared service plan with the Elmwood…

Safety Law News for August 30, 2016

In California, SB 1072 has been approved by the legislature and placed on the desk of the Governor.  The state law would require school buses to be outfitted with an alarm system to ensure students are not forgotten on the…