Tag: police

Safety Law News for February 6, 2017

In Minnesota, arresting students is a last resort in the St. Paul Public Schools. Students caught fighting or carrying small amounts of alcohol or marijuana are being sent home to their parents instead of the juvenile detention center. In Wisconsin,…

Safety Law News for January 24, 2017

In North Carolina, The North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions survey is an anonymous statewide survey to assess conditions at schools.  Its 2016 results show that 86% of teachers surveyed reported that their schools were a good place to work.  92.5%…

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 September 13, 2016

In Washington D.C., the Department of Education and the Department of Justice published recommendations on the use of police in schools. In New York City, school officials have confiscated far more weapons from students than they are reporting. In New…

Safety Law News for September 6, 2016

In Arizona, officials in Pima County are looking for policy solutions to the truancy epidemic.  One-fifth of Tucson-area juveniles are chronically truant. In New Jersey, the Elmwood Park Board of Education is implementing a shared service plan with the Elmwood…

Safety Law News for March 23, 2016

In Utah, police in Salt Lake City settle a lawsuit over “gang-profiling” on public school campuses. In Tennessee, the House of Representatives approved and moved along legislation allowing teachers and staff to carry guns at school for self-defense. In North…

Safety Law News for September 4, 2015

In Connecticut, the Bridgeport Police School Resource Officers now walk students to school as a part of the City of Bridgeport’s Safe Corridors program. The Safe Corridor Program is a community safety effort that provides a safe route to and…

Safety Law News for June 22, 2015

A new study from the University of California concludes that increased school safety and school connectedness are linked to greater achievement in school and lower rates of truancy, particularly in high-poverty schools. In Mississippi, the Tupelo School District’s 18 school…

Safety Law News for June 22, 2015

A new study from the University of California concludes that increased school safety and school connectedness are linked to greater achievement in school and lower rates of truancy, particularly in high-poverty schools. In Mississippi, the Tupelo School District’s 18 school…

Safety Law News for June 11, 2015

In Idaho, the Garden Valley School District has purchased firearms and trained a handful of staff to use them in an emergency. The rural district is at least 45 minutes away from any aid by law enforcement. In Wyoming, the…