Tag: school shooting

Safety Law News for 12/3/12

California School Resource Officers used the element of surprise to apprehend a High School student who brought a gun to school. Missouri school district implements innovative ways to stop bullying. Florida school district called out after two student deaths:  “be…

Safety Law News for 11/12/12

Relationships with students are the priority: an open letter from the superintendent of Stillwater Public Schools in Oklahoma, where an eighth grade student died from a self-inflicted gun wound at school on September 26. Many Texas teachers are cutting back…

Safety Law News for 10/5/12

In-school suspensions are replacing other forms of discipline in a Louisiana school district, as educators say that home is often the source of students’ problems. Local police question whether the discipline is strict enough. A Maryland student said he would…

Safety Law News for 9/17/12

Connecticut educators will not let drug dogs sniff students. They will let the dogs sniff lockers and backpacks when students are not around. After several shootings, including the fatal shooting of a girl, a Connecticut technical school is installing metal…

Safety Law News for 9/12/12

When a California student became the target of the “Kill Katie Klub,” educators apparently decided not to act and SROs did act. It was his twelfth day on the job: an Illinois teacher tackled and subdued a student who fired…

Safety Law News for 6/22/12

 A federal judge held that a Georgia school was not responsible for a student’s suicide when he hanged himself. The court found that, even though educators could have done more to prevent bullying against the student, they did respond to…

School Safety Law News for 4/16/12

 A Maryland high school principal is trying to balance student protests—which call for smaller class sizes, higher teacher wages, increased student involvement in education policymaking, and more—with the need to provide campus safety. Cyberbullying is now illegal in Erie County,…