Tag: Privacy

Safety Law for January 27, 2015

In Colorado, one year after the legalization of marijuana, the number of marijuana-related arrests in Denver public schools has grown by 6 percent. Washington, D.C.-area public school districts utilize more than 30,000 surveillance cameras inside school buildings to monitor school…

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…

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…

Safety Law News for 12/16/14

Orange County, Florida Public Schools, the tenth largest school district in the U.S., has voted to establish its own school police force.  The officers will have arrest powers and be allowed to carry weapons on school property. In Pennsylvania, York…

Safety Law News for 10/29/14

The Missouri legislature voted to override Gov. Nixon’s veto of a law that would allow school districts to designate teachers or administrators to have guns in school as school safety officers.  But school administrators and superintendents are refusing to allow…

Safety Law News for 7/7/14

The New York Court of Appeals has invalidated a cyberbullying law that punished any form of electronic communication – including any off-campus activities that “foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct,…

Safety Law News for 6/27/14

In an opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices unanimously ruled that law enforcement officials cannot harvest the contents of a cell phone under the “search incident to arrest” exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment. Statistics…