Tag: school resource officer

Safety Law News for October 25, 2017

In New Mexico, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a school resource officer violated the rights of a student by arresting him under a state law that makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the educational…

Safety Law News for October 20, 2017

In Connecticut, the Monroe Board of Education has modified the school resource officer job description to include officers wearing body cameras on school property.  The new language states, “The school resource officer shall use [the] body worn camera in accordance…

Safety Law News for September 6, 2017

In California, officials at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District are implanting a new disciplinary program with Monterey County juvenile justice agencies.  “Advocating Responsible Choices” is basically a diversion program that relies upon school resource officers who make the initial…

Safety Law News for August 18, 2017

In South Carolina, the school board for Horry County Schools replaced their school resource officer program after a budget struggle with the County Police Department.  Armed security officers hired by U.S. Security Associates will replace the school resource officers. In…

Safety Law News for August 4, 2017

In a national study on safe schools, each state was ranked based on numerous factors.  The states with the lowest percentage of injured and threatened students were Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.  The jurisdictions with the lowest incidence…

Safety Law News for June 22, 2017

In Florida, the Clay County Public Schools Superintendent sent out a letter alerting parents to television shows and social media that may encourage children to either hurt themselves or commit suicide.  The TV show “13 Reasons Why” and a lesser…

Safety Law News for April 25, 2017

In Minnesota, officials in the Savage Public Schools are revising their school safety plan.  The new plan eliminates all officers with a new administrative position called the dean of students.  The superintendent believes “ultimately, the focus of a School Resource…

Safety Law News for January 18, 2017

In Rhode Island, the Pawtucket School and Police Departments have signed a new school safety interagency agreement.   Under the agreement, the principal will remain the primary administrator and disciplinarian and will not rely on the school resource officer for enforcement…

Safety Law News for October 17, 2106

In Alaska, the Association of Alaska Schools Boards has released its 2015 School Climate and Connectedness Survey.  The survey measures how students and staff view their school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, and student risk behaviors…

Safety Law News for September 15, 2016

The United States Court of Appeals ruled that school officials were liable when a teacher allowed a student to leave the classroom with an unidentified adult. The court reasoned that the risk of harm was so obvious as to rise…