Tag: school resource officer

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…

Safety Law News for August 23, 2016

In North Carolina, the Brunswick County school board has voted unanimously to add naloxone to the schools’ emergency kits as a precautionary measure. Naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose of opioids such as heroin or painkillers. In Georgia,…

Safety Law News for June 30, 2016

In Georgia, the state court of appeals has ruled that a school district’s “zero-tolerance” policy of expelling students for fighting regardless of whether the student was acting in self-defense was not permitted by the Georgia self-defense statute. [Henry County Board…

Safety Law News for April 11, 2016

In California, a state appellate court ruled that the warrantless search of student’s cell phone by school officials following an incident in which a firearm was discovered on campus was valid.  [In re Rafael C.] In North Carolina, an appellate…

Safety Law News for March 29, 2016

In Minnesota, a Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.  In locked position, the .380-caliber plastic pistol with a metal core can be discreetly slipped into pockets, like a real phone. In…

Safety Law News for February 24, 2016

In Washington State, the schools in the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick, report significantly fewer weapons on campus.  The good news is attributed to two things: the good presence of community oriented policing and utilizing a good security…

Safety Law News for January 22, 2016

In Michigan, officials in the Grand Rapids Public Schools turn down a $1 million grant in implement a school resource officer program. Parents and other community leaders said they weren’t comfortable having police officers inside the schools after national incidents…

Safety Law News for October 13, 2015

In Indiana, the Governor announced he will add $3.5 million to the school safety budget. The decision represents a shift in policy for the governor, who cut funding to the program by 65 percent earlier in the year. In Wyoming,…