Tag: school shooting

Safety Law News for January 5, 2015

In Texas, training is ongoing to implement a new law that authorizes specially selected employees to be undercover, armed “School Marshals” on campus. In Canada, the number of police patrolling Toronto schools has decreased because of the budget difficulties, but…

Safety Law News for 12/22/14

School districts in Western New York will receive money in this year’s state budget to support new and existing school resource officer programs.  About $1.9 million was allocated in the state’s budget for SRO funding statewide in the aftermath of…

Safety Law News for 8/1/14

The Dardanelle, Arkansas Board of Education terminated its school resource officer program with the Dardanelle Police Department in favor of partnering with the Yell County Sheriff’s Office for the upcoming school year.  The main reason for the switch was because…

Safety Law News for 7/28/14

The Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District has approved a memorandum of understanding with city police that identifies procedures for school resource officers to respond to campus incidents.  The agreement increases communication among students, families, school…

Safety Law News for 7/23/14

New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan, has taken direct action to put school resource officers in all schools in the state’s 59th Senate District.  The New York budget has allocated nearly $2 million to implement a program developed by Gallivan…

Safety Law News for 6/24/14

Tulsa Public Schools review safety regulations due to rising number of shootings in 2014 across the U.S.  The Lynchburg, Virginia City Council approved a plan to reinstate the school resource officer program in the middle schools through city, school, and…

Safety Law News for 5/20/14

In Berkeley County, South Carolina a rampage by a middle school student with a semi-automatic weapon was prevented by the actions of a school resource officer. Canadian officials in Edmonton, Calgary Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools are banning the…

Safety Law News for 4/28/14

A school resource officer is credited in resolving an active shooter lockdown at the Jefferson County Learning Center in Alabama.  Officials in Jackson County, Mississippi have reached an interagency agreement under which the school district will pay the salaries of…

Safety Law News for 4/21/14

In North Carolina, the Rowan-Salisbury Schools introduced new school resource officers for each of the county’s middle schools to an immediate positive impact.  Educators say while safety is a big part of it, there is more that a resource officer…

Safety Law News for 4/7/14

Colquitt County, Georgia educators and law enforcement conduct campus sweeps for drugs several times each school year, using dogs to check out lockers and cars at the schools. Baltimore County, Maryland officials unveiled a $3.7 million in school security system,…