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Safety Law News for 5/20/13

• The Indiana legislature has changed its mind on a provision of Senate Bill 1 that would require schools to have an armed protection officer in the building during school hours.  The new language gives schools an annual opportunity to…

Safety Law News for 4/1/13

• A bill that increases the role of school resource officers in Colorado schools was unanimously approved by the state Senate. •  Two counties in Alabama seek to amend the Alabama constitution to create funding to pay the costs of…

Safety Law News for 3/15/13

• Brimfield Township, Ohio school resource officers are proactively taking steps to keep students safer and calmer in an emergency by spearheading a campaign called “Go Bucket.” • Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot crossed political party lines to announce backing legislation…

Safety Law News for 2/6/13

Since Jan. 1, there have been at least 48 incidents nationwide in which guns have been discovered on students, in their bags, or in their lockers.  That works out to more than two gun reports a day this school year.…

Safety Law News for 1/30/13

7,000 Michigan children complete the Attorney General’s Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI), a free Internet safety program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Policymakers examine how the design of a school can play a role in school safety.  Connecticut…

Safety Law News for 12/17/12

•  Drug detection dogs that have routinely been used in Michigan high schools are being brought into middle schools by administrators who say they want to send a message to the younger students. • District of Columbia schools are being…

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 10/31/12

When an off-campus Facebook dispute led to an on-campus knife confrontation, educators handled the incident like they would any knife threat on campus. Rather than ruling on a high profile strip search case, the North Carolina Supreme Court has returned…

Safety Law News for 10/23/12

Teen drinking and driving appears to have dropped nearly 54 percent during the last two decades and the CDC credits both tougher laws and parental involvement. Bullying reports have risen 50 percent in New Jersey schools—while violence, vandalism, and crime…