Tag: New York

Safety Law News for 12/22/14

School districts in Western New York will receive money in this year’s state budget to support new and existing school resource officer programs.  About $1.9 million was allocated in the state’s budget for SRO funding statewide in the aftermath of…

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 10/17/14

The Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline will be taking over the administrative functions of a school safety notification program in Northland, Missouri schools.  The new program allows students from the Northland schools to anonymously text tips to law enforcement. New York…

Safety Law News for 7/23/14

New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan, has taken direct action to put school resource officers in all schools in the state’s 59th Senate District.  The New York budget has allocated nearly $2 million to implement a program developed by Gallivan…

Safety Law News for 7/7/14

The New York Court of Appeals has invalidated a cyberbullying law that punished any form of electronic communication – including any off-campus activities that “foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct,…

Safety Law News for 7/2/14

Colorado officials report that marijuana is a significantly growing problem in schools, accounting for 32 percent of all expulsions.  The Jackson-Madison County, Tennessee school system will have a full complement of resource officers next school year thanks to an agreement…

Safety Law News for 3/11/14

The Colorado House Judiciary Committee defeated HB 14-1157 on a 7 – 4 party line vote.  The legislation would authorize school boards to develop policies that would allow employees to carry a concealed weapons on school grounds, if they hold a valid…

Safety Law News for 3/4/14

The Georgetown County, South Carolina School District has hired a former judge, former policeman and former school resource officer to take over its newly-expanded role as head of security.  The School Board of Highlands County, Florida is updating its bullying…

Safety Law News for 2/13/14

Court upholds discipline of a student who broadcasted a string of increasingly violent and threatening instant messages from home to his friends bragging about his weapons, threatening to shoot specific classmates, intimating that he would “take out” other people at…

Safety Law News for 1/13/14

A new national study released by Brown University reveals that large numbers of students are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds.  Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the…