Tag: Massachusetts

Safety Law News for June 5, 2015

In Colorado, the Governor signed into law the Claire Davis Safety Act. The new law makes public schools in Colorado legally liable for student safety. School districts have always been listed as government entities that can’t be sued for negligence.…

Safety Law News for May 14, 2015

In Arkansas, the Governor has sign into law HB 1583, legislation that extends the jurisdiction of a school resource officer. Now the SRO will have statewide jurisdiction when accompanying students on a school sanctioned event that takes place outside the…

Safety Law News for March 10, 2015

In Richmond, Virginia, officials have declared Martin Luther King Middle School a hostile environment for teachers. Last year the school had 1635 disorderly or disruptive behavior offenses. Lack of order and discipline are said by one volunteer to be the…

Safety Law News for January 13, 2015

In Pennsylvania, the Luzerne County Public Schools reported a combined 1,146 offenses in 2010. Last year it was 584, and this year 565. Officials credit the decline to the decision to hire a full complement of School Police Officers —…

Safety Law News for 12/9/14

The Alabama State Department of Education has released the 2013 Annual School Incident Report.  The report contains big data on student misconduct for all schools in the state. The school superintendent in Boston, Massachusetts has vetoed a plan to equip…

Safety Law News for 11/11/14

In Massachusetts, new law requires every chief of police, in consultation with the superintendent, to assign at least one school resource officer to serve the school district.  The roadblock for many cash-strapped local police departments and school districts in implementing…

Safety Law News for 8/7/14

Huntsville, Alabama police are implementing a “Zero Tolerance” policy for enforcing traffic laws in both public and private school zones, especially at the beginning and ending of the school day.  The State of Florida allocates safe school funds by looking…

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 1/24/14

Marijuana problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization.  More students and younger kids are bringing marijuana to schools.  Officials in Kennebunk, Maine consider their school resource officers to be “more than a police presence in our schools.”  Indiana State Attorney…

Safety Law News for 10/18/13

A growing number of schools are opting out of the implementation of Texas law HB 1009 that authorizes school districts to designate a trained staff member to act as a school marshal, authorized to carry a concealed handgun to respond…