Tag: Minnesota

Safety Law News for 11/17/14

In New Jersey, Hackensack School District officials reached an agreement with the Mayor and City Council to continue the school resource officer program by placing two resource officers in the high and middle schools until the 2018-2019 school year. The…

Safety Law News for 5/5/14

The Meramec Valley, Missouri School District is color-coding school halls with a map and placard system that enables first responders to identify hall colors from outside the building so they can quickly get to any problem spot. Officials in Calgary,…

Safety Law News for 3/15/13

• Brimfield Township, Ohio school resource officers are proactively taking steps to keep students safer and calmer in an emergency by spearheading a campaign called “Go Bucket.” • Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot crossed political party lines to announce backing legislation…

Safety Law News for 1/22/13

• Parents in Minnesota meet to discuss how to get the School District to consider upgrades to security in the public schools. • Pennsylvania legislature introduces School Resource Officer Bill 196, which calls for funding for school resource officers in…

Safety Law News for 9/26/12

A federal judge in Minneapolis has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against educators who read through a student’s Facebook and email accounts. A school shooting in Missouri was averted, perhaps minutes before it would have begun, when a student shared…

Safety Law News for 8/29/12

Wichita, Kansas student arrested after SRO finds gun in school locker. Forest Lake, MN school district expands anti-bullying program to high schools after K-9 program instituted six years ago yields positive results. Parents and students demand better school safety after…

Safety Law News for 8/8/12

When Pennsylvania policymakers realized that school districts could not hire SROs, they changed state law to permit SRO hires. When “kids recognize and have a relationship with [SROs, this] deters them from hanging out with the wrong crowd and reminds…

Safety Law News for 7/30/12

 Performance-enhancing Adderall is now a routine drug for students across the nation, according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. One student calls it the drug for “good kids,” as many high school students turn to Adderall under the pressure of…

School Safety Law News for 5/11/12

After three students posted on a “Scumbag Teachers” Tumblr page, San Francisco Unified suspended the students and banned them from graduation and prom. The school overturned its disciplinary decisions after attorneys got involved. Trained drug dogs visit Minnesota high schools…

School Safety Law News for 4/19/12

 Every fifth grade student gets a Droid Incredible phone. That is the new policy in Katy, Texas, where educators are counting on a simple approach to control student cell phone use: the phones can access the campus WiFi network, but…