Tag: school shooting

Safety Law News for March 3, 2017

In Idaho, the Mountain View School Board in Grangeville have approved a new policy that allows trained teachers and staff members to carry guns. Officials explained that they need to arm teachers because they are unable to afford school resource…

Safety Law News for May 22, 2015

In 2013-14, 70 percent of schools surveyed by the U.S. Department of Education reported drilling students on a written plan for school shootings. More schools reported training students for active shooter situations and using security cameras, electronic notification systems, and…

Safety Law News for May 22, 2015

In 2013-14, 70 percent of schools surveyed by the U.S. Department of Education reported drilling students on a written plan for school shootings. More schools reported training students for active shooter situations and using security cameras, electronic notification systems, and…

Safety Law News for May 5, 2015

In Texas, the McAllen Independent School District has implemented a new cloud-based online program to provide an all-around view of security. The software maintains school safety data, emergency plans, contact information, and compiles potential threats. McAllen’s school police department will have…

Safety Law News for April 14, 2015

In Elmira, New York, parents are now pushing back after a rash of violence in Elmira’s secondary schools. The backlash is directed at restorative justice policies and dissatisfaction with school system response to an increase in violence. In Illinois the…

Safety Law News for March 10, 2015

In Richmond, Virginia, officials have declared Martin Luther King Middle School a hostile environment for teachers. Last year the school had 1635 disorderly or disruptive behavior offenses. Lack of order and discipline are said by one volunteer to be the…

Safety Law News for February 20, 2015

In North Carolina, an annual study consistently finds that wealthier counties are able to spend more on the needs of schools because of the manner in which the state distributes funding.  The study concludes that students living in poorer counties…

Safety Law News for February 10, 2015

In Arizona, a recent study found that more than 80 percent of playgrounds in Tucson’s largest school district have dangerous conditions. This comes after the school district’s settlement offer to pay $175,000 to the family of a student injured at school,…

Safety Law News for February 3, 2015

In Houston, Texas, students at Jack Yates Senior High School say their campus is not safe and felt compelled to do something. So they staged a walkout to emphasize their request for two additional police officers on the campus. In…

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…