Tag: New Mexico

Safety Law News for October 25, 2017

In New Mexico, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a school resource officer violated the rights of a student by arresting him under a state law that makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the educational…

Safety Law News for October 4, 2017

In Florida, local educators and Apopka Police Department are presenting a new elementary school program to help students make positive decisions. It’s called MAGIC – an acronym for Mentoring, Advising, Guiding and Instructing Children. In South Carolina, Charleston County School…

Safety Law News for December 21, 2015

In New Mexico, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the arrest of a student with special needs for kicking a teacher in violation of state law prohibiting battery upon school personnel did not constitute…

Safety Law News for January 16, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that use of twist-lock by an SRO to arrest a nine-year-old student who was accused of stealing school property did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition of excessive force. [Hawker…

Safety Law News for 12/3/14

New Mexico Supreme Court rules that Juvenile Code 32A–2–14 provides children with greater statutory protection to remain silent than mandated by the federal or state constitutions.  32A–2–14 must be strictly construed and applied to confessions obtained by school officials who…

Safety Law News for 7/28/14

The Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District has approved a memorandum of understanding with city police that identifies procedures for school resource officers to respond to campus incidents.  The agreement increases communication among students, families, school…

Safety Law News for 4/24/13

• Farmington, New Mexico community debates policy on when parents have the right to know details of incidents that place students at risk. • The Board of Supervisors for Plainfield Township, Pennsylvania have implemented a controversial policy calling for all…