Tag: school shooting

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 3/27/14

Resource officers from several local law enforcement agencies in Ottawa County, Oklahoma are collaborating to address the issue of child abduction by holding educational assemblies for elementary and middle school students.  The West Virginia Legislature has approved two separate prices…

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 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 2/20/14

Nearly 4-million dollars has been awarded to 81 Pennsylvania schools and municipalities for the placement of school resource officers and police officers in schools.  The introduction in the Arizona legislature of House Bill 2412, which would legalize armed teachers in…

Safety Law News for 2/13/14

Court upholds discipline of a student who broadcasted a string of increasingly violent and threatening instant messages from home to his friends bragging about his weapons, threatening to shoot specific classmates, intimating that he would “take out” other people at…

Safety Law News for 2/7/14

Scotland County, North Carolina officials have agreed to provide school resource officers at every elementary school in the district. Municipal officials in Jackson, New Jersey have taken a step toward reinstating the school resource officer program after unanimously approving a…

Safety Law News for 1/16/14

Topeka, Kansas police interrupt a plan by a 17-year old student to shoot two law enforcement officers and two administrators at Topeka West High School.  A Florida appellate court decision upholds the search of the book bag by a school…

Safety Law News for 1/13/14

A new national study released by Brown University reveals that large numbers of students are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds.  Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the…

Safety Law News for 1/9/14

The Gainesville, Georgia school board has approved a policy allowing some resource officers to carry long-range rifles in each of the city’s high schools and middle schools. Berkeley County, South Carolina schools conduct audit of school safety after officials in…