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Safety Law News for November 13, 2017

In Florida, Miami-Dade schools are implementing a new campus safety program. “Enhancing School Safety Officer Effectiveness through Online Professional and Job Embedded Coaching,” is an anti-violence program, funded by a $1 million federal grant from the National Institute of Justice. …

Safety Law News for October 6, 2017

In Delaware, HB 176 was signed into law.  The new policy eliminates zero tolerance for students who bring weapons to school and gives school boards more discretion when it comes to deciding whether to suspend a student for possession of…

Safety Law News for September 30, 2017

In Tennessee, officials in Wilson County are experiencing an increase in teen drug use. While most are from repeat offenders, the trend is causing educators and school resource officers to be more attentive. In Dickson County, officials are looking to…

Safety Law News for September 8, 2017

In Arizona, the Phoenix City Council has approved agreements with 22 area districts at 94 schools to provide 83 school resource officers immediately. In Illinois, the new police chief of the City of Niles unveiled several initiatives designed to bolster…

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 August 2, 2017

In Tennessee, officials in Rutherford County are seeing a decrease in weapons-related offenses on campus.  They say that students have developed relationships with school resource officers, making them feel comfortable with discussing weapons on campus. In Wisconsin, the Madison School…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2017

In Missouri, the Missouri court of Appeals ruled that the pat-down search of a student, pursuant to school policy authorizing searches of all students who arrive at school more than 30 minutes late, was unreasonable and thus unconstitutional under the…

Safety Law News for June 22, 2017

In Florida, the Clay County Public Schools Superintendent sent out a letter alerting parents to television shows and social media that may encourage children to either hurt themselves or commit suicide.  The TV show “13 Reasons Why” and a lesser…

Safety Law News for May 23, 2017

In Georgia, a statewide investigation reports 15 percent of school resource officers in Georgia have troubled pasts.  The officers were investigated for things such as excessive force, lying, theft or even sexual misconduct at one of their earlier jobs, but were…