Tag: New York

Safety Law News for August 4, 2017

In a national study on safe schools, each state was ranked based on numerous factors.  The states with the lowest percentage of injured and threatened students were Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.  The jurisdictions with the lowest incidence…

Safety Law News for May 19, 2017

In Kentucky, a report from the Kentucky Center for School Safety has named marijuana use and possession as the top law violation among students in Kentucky for the 2015-16 school year.  The data show law violations gradually go up until…

Safety Law News for January 18, 2017

In Rhode Island, the Pawtucket School and Police Departments have signed a new school safety interagency agreement.   Under the agreement, the principal will remain the primary administrator and disciplinarian and will not rely on the school resource officer for enforcement…

Safety Law News for October 5, 2016

In Mississippi, school resource officers in Picayune are implementing a new program, “The Voice,” to reduce bullying by making students accountable to each other. In Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools are implementing a program in which teachers ride along with School…

Safety Law News for September 26, 2016

In New York, Broome County officials are implementing again the SRO programs placed on hold when the state cut finding in 2010.  The Whitney Point and Windsor School Districts say the SROs help students feel more comfortable at school. In…

Safety Law News for August 26, 2016

In Minnesota, St. Paul Public Schools agreed to a new SRO contract with the police department that will dress officers in nontraditional uniforms and require that officers meet with students and teachers on a monthly basis to help build trust…

Safety Law News for May 27, 2016

In New York, data provided by the NYPD data contradict Mayor de Blasio’s repeated assertions that city schools are safe. Over 1,750 weapons have been recovered in the past 10 months — up 26 percent over last year. In Kentucky,…

Safety Law News for March 8, 2016

In New York, the number of violent incidents on school campuses increased  by nearly 23 percent last year — reaching the highest level in at least a decade.  That includes a 40.4 percent increase in the number of assaults with…

Safety Law News for November 20, 2015

In Rochester, New York, forty-one teachers have been assaulted since September. The year before that it was 13. The teachers are making an appeal before the Rochester City School District board to voice concerns about their safety, as well as…