Tag: school resource officers

Safety Law News for August 15, 2017

In Texas, officials in Gregg County ponder responses to data on the increase of methamphetamine use and addiction.  School resource officers used as educators and mentors are the primary tool being considered to help deter students from the use of…

Safety Law News for August 2, 2017

In Tennessee, officials in Rutherford County are seeing a decrease in weapons-related offenses on campus.  They say that students have developed relationships with school resource officers, making them feel comfortable with discussing weapons on campus. In Wisconsin, the Madison School…

Safety Law News for July 13, 2017

In Arkansas, school resource officers are being trained under a new approach to active shooter incidents in schools.  The “solo engagement” protocol is replacing the past policy of waiting for backup before engaging an active shooter. In Alabama, Shelby County…

Safety Law News for June 19, 2017

The United States District Court in Connecticut ruled that two school resource officers were not immune from a civil lawsuit for damages for excessive force, assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress for tackling and tasing…

Safety Law News for June 9, 2017

In Kansas, the Shawnee Mission School District is now providing Smith & Wesson semi-automatic assault rifles to its school resource officers as a precaution to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Louisiana, anti-bullying legislation (SB 158) has passed through…

Safety Law News for May 23, 2017

In Georgia, a statewide investigation reports 15 percent of school resource officers in Georgia have troubled pasts.  The officers were investigated for things such as excessive force, lying, theft or even sexual misconduct at one of their earlier jobs, but were…

Safety Law News for March 24, 2017

In Minnesota, Ramsey County officials continue to wrestle with its efforts to implement a restorative justice policy in the schools.  A task force convened to study school safety and issued a report with two conflicting trends. Students of color continue…

Safety Law News for March 9, 2017

In Alabama, the Colbert County Schools Superintendent is working with the sheriff to get school resource officers in the schools.  “It’s imperative that we move quickly and swiftly to get these resource officers in place so that our kids as…

Safety Law News for February 28, 2017

In Indiana, the Concord Community School have voted to hire its own full-time school resource officers by the end of the 2016 school year. In Missouri, the Union School District has teamed up with the Union Police Department and Franklin…

Safety Law News for February 6, 2017

In Minnesota, arresting students is a last resort in the St. Paul Public Schools. Students caught fighting or carrying small amounts of alcohol or marijuana are being sent home to their parents instead of the juvenile detention center. In Wisconsin,…