Tag: Pennsylvania

Safety Law News for September 29, 2015

In Virginia, the Montgomery County Public Schools is ordering police officers not to use their body cameras on school property, no matter what the circumstance until a policy agreement can be worked out. In Massachusetts, students at Worcester high schools…

Safety Law News for September 18, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals has ruled that school officials have qualified immunity when accessing a student’s social-networking account upon receiving information that the student sent threatening online messages to another student, where those remarks concerned school activities and…

Safety Law News for September 11, 2015

In Colorado, John Michael Keyes has created a school safety plan called Standard Response Protocol. It is a simplified emergency plan instructing students to follow one of four procedures during any situation: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter. Mr. Keyes is the…

Safety Law News for August 25, 2015

In Indiana, the proposed budget for school safety programs has been cut. The program, designed to help Indiana school districts hire police officers and buy safety equipment, will have less than half the amount of money than when it was…

Safety Law News for July 6, 2015

In Pennsylvania, the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (WIU) 7 Crossroads School has adopted radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants, citing a desire to better protect students and staff and deescalate altercations. In Florida, a new state law took effect this month that…

Safety Law News for February 20, 2015

In North Carolina, an annual study consistently finds that wealthier counties are able to spend more on the needs of schools because of the manner in which the state distributes funding.  The study concludes that students living in poorer counties…

Safety Law News for January 22, 2015

The Snohomish, Washington School District has revised its school safety plan after the fatal shootings last year. It has developed close relationships with police, fire, and health agencies, as well as local FEMA around seven (7) key safety strategies. $45…

Safety Law News for January 13, 2015

In Pennsylvania, the Luzerne County Public Schools reported a combined 1,146 offenses in 2010. Last year it was 584, and this year 565. Officials credit the decline to the decision to hire a full complement of School Police Officers —…

Safety Law News for January 5, 2015

In Texas, training is ongoing to implement a new law that authorizes specially selected employees to be undercover, armed “School Marshals” on campus. In Canada, the number of police patrolling Toronto schools has decreased because of the budget difficulties, but…

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…