Tag: social media

School Safety Law News for 5/31/12

San Antonio schools will track students with chips embedded in ID cards, which only work on buses and on campus, in an effort to increase attendance funding. Student privacy is a concern, while one board trustee says that she does not want…

School Safety Law News for 5/16/12

 Two students gave away their plans for a Columbine-style shooting, when they posted about their plans on Facebook. One of the teens posted that he was going to teach “TRIGGERnometry.” An Arkansas school is planning to require random drug tests…

School Safety Law News for 5/14/12

Texas students claim that a riot broke out on campus — and they posted videos and pictures, taken with their cell phones, online. Educators claim that students created a prank riot and are giving the wrong impression via social media.…

School Safety Law News for 5/11/12

After three students posted on a “Scumbag Teachers” Tumblr page, San Francisco Unified suspended the students and banned them from graduation and prom. The school overturned its disciplinary decisions after attorneys got involved. Trained drug dogs visit Minnesota high schools…

School Safety Law News for 5/10/12

 Ten days after a student submitted a threatening essay, which detailed how he would conduct a school shooting, the student posted his essay on Facebook. Parents are upset that the school only notified them after the essay went online. Visitors…

School Safety Law News for 5/9/12

A federal court ruled that educators can punish a student for an online rap video that harassed and possibly threatened teachers. The video was created off campus, during non-school hours, without school computers. Minnesota educators are crafting policies on online…

School Safety Law News for 4/27/12

Indiana ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Griffith Public Schools claiming it violated the teenagers’ First Amendment Rights when it expelled the girls for the comments made on Facebook. As educators increasingly grapple with legal-but-dangerous synthetic marijuana use, a Florida school board…

School Safety Law News for 4/13/12

One student’s comment about a classmate — “he’d be the type to bring a gun to school” — morphed via social media into rumors of an actual threat. A police investigation cleared the suspect, but both students and parents are…