Tag: Pennsylvania

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…

Safety Law News for November 9, 2016

In Arkansas, officials in the Little Rock School District have made the decision to pull all officers from its elementary schools.  In its place is a new mobile security system that allows officers to drive to multiple schools to do…

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 21, 2016

In Missouri, school officials and police in St. Joseph attribute the significant decline in crime referrals to the presence of well-trained school resource officers.  During 2015, referrals dropped by over 60 percent to nearly 449 cases. In Pennsylvania, an Allegheny…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2016

In Virginia, the legislature has refiled a previously vetoed proposal on school safety.  House Bill 1392 seeks to allow school security officers to carry firearms.  The Governor vetoed the bill in April 2016 because he believes only trained, active law…

Safety Law News for July 12, 2016

In Pennsylvania, the federal district court has ruled that educators did not violate the rights of a ninth grade student by suspending him for posting on his website page about a bomb going off at the school the next day.…

Safety Law News for June 30, 2016

In Georgia, the state court of appeals has ruled that a school district’s “zero-tolerance” policy of expelling students for fighting regardless of whether the student was acting in self-defense was not permitted by the Georgia self-defense statute. [Henry County Board…

Safety Law News for May 19, 2016

In South Carolina, two high school administrators are being investigated after an incident report revealed that school resource officers were never called to assist in a search for a gun inside a student’s car at the school. In Pennsylvania, the…

Safety Law News for March 4, 2016

In Alabama, the Huntsville City School District is implementing a district-wide social media monitoring program.  School officials will monitor students’ social media posts and, if necessary, discipline students for the content of the posts. In Pennsylvania, the Hazleton Area School…