Tag: New Jersey

Safety Law News for October 27, 2017

In Indiana, six officers from Clark County’s juvenile probation program will relocate their offices to the middle and high schools in Clarksville Community Schools, Greater Clark County Schools and West Clark Community Schools.  The policy is designed to provide students…

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 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…

School Safety News for December 16, 2016

In Michigan, the legislature placed on the desk of the Governor legislation that would require school officials to consider certain factors before expelling or suspending a student under softer “zero-tolerance” laws and to limit the use of restraint and seclusion…

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 November 30, 2016

In New Jersey, Governor Christie signed into law S2983. The legislation establishes “Class Three” special police officers designated to provide security at both public and private schools. In Washington D.C., U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. sent a letter…

Safety Law News for November 9, 2016

In Arkansas, officials in the Little Rock School District have made the decision to pull all officers from its elementary schools.  In its place is a new mobile security system that allows officers to drive to multiple schools to do…

Safety Law News for September 15, 2016

The United States Court of Appeals ruled that school officials were liable when a teacher allowed a student to leave the classroom with an unidentified adult. The court reasoned that the risk of harm was so obvious as to rise…