Tag: school resource officers

Safety Law News for 5/5/14

The Meramec Valley, Missouri School District is color-coding school halls with a map and placard system that enables first responders to identify hall colors from outside the building so they can quickly get to any problem spot. Officials in Calgary,…

Safety Law News for 3/31/14

A school resource officer in Jonesboro, Georgia discovers a loaded handgun while assisting educators in enforcing the code of conduct.   The chief of police says simply, “Officer did what he was trained to do.”  U.S. Department of Justice complaint brought…

Safety Law News for 3/24/14

An improved relationship between Oak Ridge, Tennessee police and school officials as well as the hiring of a veteran officer as the second SRO in the high school were credited with helping decrease incidents on campus.  Students in Middletown, Connecticut…

Safety Law News for 3/17/14

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Texas Education Agency to ban the use of Tasers by school resource officers.  The FBI has opened an investigation about unreasonable use of force involving Tasers after a Cedar Creek, Texas…

Safety Law News for 2/25/14

Delaware Attorney General releases report on school compliance with new anti-bullying reporting laws.  Under the law, schools are required to report incidents to parents. The Jackson, New Jersey township police department has reinstated the school resource officer program in conjunction…

Safety Law News for 1/24/14

Marijuana problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization.  More students and younger kids are bringing marijuana to schools.  Officials in Kennebunk, Maine consider their school resource officers to be “more than a police presence in our schools.”  Indiana State Attorney…

Safety Law News for 8/12/13

The Cumberland County, Tennessee Board of Education approved its 2013-’14 budget that included funding for the first year of a School Resource Officer program. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a bill permitting schools in Missouri to commission local…

School Safety Law News for 8/5/13

•  Despite making commitments for more school resource officers earlier this year, Swain County, North Carolina commissioners pulled the plug on its contribution toward two newly hired resource officers and quit contributing to the salary of the existing two resource…