Tag: police

Safety Law News for March 31, 2015

In Michigan, Detroit cannot keep its schoolchildren: Each day an estimated 25,000 school-age children go to school outside the city. Safety is one of the reasons parents are pulling their children from Detroit schools. In Amherst, New York, school officials have…

Safety Law News for March 19, 2015

A new software program, called Digital Fly, allows educators and SROs to track social media posts around their school.  Within a 10-mile radius school officials can track and filter social media.  The program automatically sends an email or text to…

Safety Law News for March 16, 2015

The Utah Legislature has passed two bills to improve school safety. HB345 would permanently restrict convicted felony sex offenders from obtaining or renewing a teaching license. HB213 requires schools to have Internet filtering on school campuses. In Georgia, the Richmond…

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 February 17, 2015

Five of Idaho’s universities and community colleges have spent more than $1.5 million to beef up security after the law allowing concealed weapons on campuses was approved, and the schools expect total costs to top $3.7 million for the year.…

Safety Law News for February 3, 2015

In Houston, Texas, students at Jack Yates Senior High School say their campus is not safe and felt compelled to do something. So they staged a walkout to emphasize their request for two additional police officers on the campus. In…

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 16, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that use of twist-lock by an SRO to arrest a nine-year-old student who was accused of stealing school property did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition of excessive force. [Hawker…

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…