Tag: New Jersey

Safety Law News for 8/27/12

•  New Jersey school districts look to local law enforcement and ALICE philosophy to react to crisis events. • Georgia school on lock-down after student shoots self in school bathroom in suicide attempt. • County school district in Georgia opens…

Safety Law News for 8/13/12

 Michigan’s Dearborn Schools—which recorded 919 bullying incidents in the last school year—is an early adapter as a new state law requires all school districts to establish anti-bullying programs and policies. Online behavior, or “cyber civics” is now taught at one…

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 7/11/12

New York City is removing principals’ ability to suspend students for certain misbehaviors, including swearing. A teacher says that students, whose misbehavior is a cry for help, sometimes need to be removed. Two New Jersey students missed their senior prom…

Safety Law News for 6/8/12

Indianapolis Public Schools expelled a student who brought a stun gun to school. His mother gave him the stun gun to protect himself against bullies — and the community is vocally protesting his expulsion. A New Jersey principal wants parents…

School Safety Law News for 5/7/12

 The Atlantic features asks whether student rights—and the threat of lawsuits—undermines educators’ ability to educate. The Massachusetts high court will rule on whether police can access student records, after an SRO provided a photo for a police lineup. Parents discipline…

School Safety Law News for 4/25/12

Educators in Gaylord, Michigan explain what their safety procedures are and why they have made no security changes since the recent Chardon shooting. Michigan Crime Stoppers wants to make it safe for students to give tips to educators, because students…