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Safety Law News for 10/6/14

There are broad variations of reform on the roles of school resource officers in America.  Policy makers are looking for solutions that vary with the unique local issues in each jurisdiction. In Colorado, school resource officers, counselors, nurses, staff and…

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 7/7/14

The New York Court of Appeals has invalidated a cyberbullying law that punished any form of electronic communication – including any off-campus activities that “foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct,…

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 2/4/14

Wayne County, Michigan Sheriff Barry Virts would like to create a county-wide resource officer program because of the success of the previous program in building relationships with students and teaching classes. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has…

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…

Safety Law News for 12/13/13

A report by the Pennsylvania House Select Committee for School Safety concludes school safety could be improved if teachers wear wireless pendants so they can signal trouble, retired police officers are hired to screen visitors at entrances and students have…

Safety Law News for 11/11/13

The Colleton County, South Carolina Board of Education voted Tuesday to reinstate full funding to the school district’s crew of student resource officers (SRO’s), which it jointly funds with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. Budget limitations led to reductions in…

Safety Law News for 11/6/13

Fremont County, Wyoming Board of Cooperative Education Services is providing leadership for a partnership between local agencies to improve cooperation, training, and crisis planning to improve the safety of students and security in area schools. Sequim, Washington’s four schools will…

Safety Law News for 6/24/13

A smartphone app for sending photos that disappear within seconds is causing concern for educators and school resource officers who work in schools. Butler County, Ohio Sheriff declares that he “won’t support a school levy again that doesn’t address school…