Tag: New York

Safety Law News for 3/8/13

A survey by the North Carolina School Boards Association reveals that 82.7 percent of North Carolina high schools and 74.7 percent of middle schools have a school resource officer, while only 3.6 percent of elementary schools do.  Highland, New York…

Safety Law News for 10/31/12

When an off-campus Facebook dispute led to an on-campus knife confrontation, educators handled the incident like they would any knife threat on campus. Rather than ruling on a high profile strip search case, the North Carolina Supreme Court has returned…

Safety Law News for 10/15/12

On school buses, surveillance cameras capture everything from intoxicated drivers to student fights, and the cameras appear to have the support of everyone from union representatives to parents. Oakland Unified School District has voted to accept federal monitoring in at…

Safety Law News for 8/20/12

• Nebraska Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows Nebraska high school students are engaging is less risky behavior. • New York parents of filed a federal lawsuit against a school district, alleging educators did not take adequate steps to protect their…

Safety Law News for 8/10/12

Marty Wilson, a Kentucky policeman who was honored as his state’s DARE officer of the year, describes how he mentors students away from drug abuse. People in Palm Beach County, Florida want to join Facebook and Twitter—and this is the…

Safety Law News for 8/1/12

A kindergarten teacher ordered twenty-four students to line up and hit a six-year-old boy, who was also one of her students. She said he was a bully and needed to learn a lesson, but she is now on paid administrative…

Safety Law News for 7/30/12

 Performance-enhancing Adderall is now a routine drug for students across the nation, according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. One student calls it the drug for “good kids,” as many high school students turn to Adderall under the pressure of…

Safety Law News for 6/22/12

 A federal judge held that a Georgia school was not responsible for a student’s suicide when he hanged himself. The court found that, even though educators could have done more to prevent bullying against the student, they did respond to…

School Safety Law News for 5/31/12

San Antonio schools will track students with chips embedded in ID cards, which only work on buses and on campus, in an effort to increase attendance funding. Student privacy is a concern, while one board trustee says that she does not want…

School Safety Law News for 4/16/12

 A Maryland high school principal is trying to balance student protests—which call for smaller class sizes, higher teacher wages, increased student involvement in education policymaking, and more—with the need to provide campus safety. Cyberbullying is now illegal in Erie County,…