Tag: Pennsylvania

Safety Law News for December 6, 2017

In Pennsylvania, the governor announced the award of $5 million in Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grants to nearly 140 schools, police departments, and municipalities across the state.  The $5 million is mostly split between two pots, one directed at equipment and…

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 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 July 6, 2017

In Kansas, officials in Topeka are implementing a new school-based discipline memorandum of understanding that formalizes the collaboration among the school district, Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Corrections and the Kansas Children’s Service League that operates the county’s juvenile intake…

Safety Law News for May 17, 2017

In Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state terroristic threats statute that had been challenged by a Hall County high school student who was criminally charged with posting terroristic threats on Facebook to “get the chopper out and make…

Safety Law News for April 18, 2017

In Massachusetts, the Springfield Public Schools have combined restorative justice principles with the “triad” concept of school-based policing to reduce arrests and suspensions.   Arrests have declined 70 percent over a five-year period.  Suspensions — in school and out of school…

Safety Law News for February 28, 2017

In Indiana, the Concord Community School have voted to hire its own full-time school resource officers by the end of the 2016 school year. In Missouri, the Union School District has teamed up with the Union Police Department and Franklin…

School Safety News for December 16, 2016

In Michigan, the legislature placed on the desk of the Governor legislation that would require school officials to consider certain factors before expelling or suspending a student under softer “zero-tolerance” laws and to limit the use of restraint and seclusion…

Safety Law News for December 12, 2016

In Pennsylvania, the federal district court has ruled that school officials can be liable for violating student rights under Title IX when student-on-student harassment is ignored. The court ruled that educators have a duty to intervene when they possess “actual…

Safety Law News for December 5, 2016

• In Kentucky, the Children’s Law Center of Kentucky released a report regarding school based restraint and seclusion. It concludes that restraint and seclusion on students in Kentucky schools is often unnecessary and that the use of such techniques should…