Tag: South Carolina

Safety Law News for October 20, 2017

In Connecticut, the Monroe Board of Education has modified the school resource officer job description to include officers wearing body cameras on school property.  The new language states, “The school resource officer shall use [the] body worn camera in accordance…

Safety Law News for October 4, 2017

In Florida, local educators and Apopka Police Department are presenting a new elementary school program to help students make positive decisions. It’s called MAGIC – an acronym for Mentoring, Advising, Guiding and Instructing Children. In South Carolina, Charleston County School…

Safety Law News for August 18, 2017

In South Carolina, the school board for Horry County Schools replaced their school resource officer program after a budget struggle with the County Police Department.  Armed security officers hired by U.S. Security Associates will replace the school resource officers. In…

Safety Law News for August 9, 2017

In California, Salinas City Council member Tony Villegas speaks to the necessity of the local school resource officer program.  “In my opinion, I believe a lot of [opponents] have been fed misinformation or don’t understand exactly what the city is…

Safety Law News for June 19, 2017

The United States District Court in Connecticut ruled that two school resource officers were not immune from a civil lawsuit for damages for excessive force, assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress for tackling and tasing…

Safety Law News for June 15, 2017

In South Carolina, a Bamberg County Councilman says critics of the SRO program will not silence him or the president of the local Parent Teacher Organization who say they were “appalled” the city was considering eliminating the SRO program, which…

Safety Law News for June 9, 2017

In Kansas, the Shawnee Mission School District is now providing Smith & Wesson semi-automatic assault rifles to its school resource officers as a precaution to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Louisiana, anti-bullying legislation (SB 158) has passed through…

Safety Law News for May 26, 2017

In South Carolina, Bamberg’s police chief is apologizing for remarks he made about eliminating the SRO Program from the Bamberg School District during a heated meeting over the costs of the program.  Parents were not pleased with the comments. In…

Safety Law News for April 5, 2017

In North Carolina, the Durham school board is considering changing rules for sharing information with law enforcement officers to avoid deportations of students who may be in the country illegally. In Maryland, the sexual assault in Rockville of a 14-year-old…

Safety Law News for March 24, 2017

In Minnesota, Ramsey County officials continue to wrestle with its efforts to implement a restorative justice policy in the schools.  A task force convened to study school safety and issued a report with two conflicting trends. Students of color continue…