Tag: Missouri

Safety Law News for August 18, 2017

In South Carolina, the school board for Horry County Schools replaced their school resource officer program after a budget struggle with the County Police Department.  Armed security officers hired by U.S. Security Associates will replace the school resource officers. In…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2017

In Missouri, the Missouri court of Appeals ruled that the pat-down search of a student, pursuant to school policy authorizing searches of all students who arrive at school more than 30 minutes late, was unreasonable and thus unconstitutional under the…

Safety Law News for May 26, 2017

In South Carolina, Bamberg’s police chief is apologizing for remarks he made about eliminating the SRO Program from the Bamberg School District during a heated meeting over the costs of the program.  Parents were not pleased with the comments. In…

Safety Law News for March 30, 2017

In North Dakota, the Senate rejected a proposal that would allow trained staff members to carry concealed firearms in schools. In Missouri, educators and police are discussing a more proactive approach to combat the escalating number of threats against campuses…

Safety Law News for February 28, 2017

In Indiana, the Concord Community School have voted to hire its own full-time school resource officers by the end of the 2016 school year. In Missouri, the Union School District has teamed up with the Union Police Department and Franklin…

Safety Law News for January 9, 2017

In Tennessee, the Court of Appeals held that educators were not liable for the injuries of a 13–year-old special education student who was assaulted by another 13–year-old special education student in a school bathroom. The court reasoned that liability follows…

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 August 23, 2016

In North Carolina, the Brunswick County school board has voted unanimously to add naloxone to the schools’ emergency kits as a precautionary measure. Naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose of opioids such as heroin or painkillers. In Georgia,…

Safety Law News for June 7, 2016

In Delaware, a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police say that the first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools. In Missouri, the Governor has signed House…

Safety Law News for March 23, 2016

In Utah, police in Salt Lake City settle a lawsuit over “gang-profiling” on public school campuses. In Tennessee, the House of Representatives approved and moved along legislation allowing teachers and staff to carry guns at school for self-defense. In North…