Tag: SRO

Safety Law News for August 23, 2017

In Tennessee, state prosecutors say the failure of principals, counselors and teachers to report suspected abuse to proper authorities has become an epidemic.  State law mandates any adult with a suspicion or direct knowledge of child abuse must report it…

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 May 11, 2017

In Indiana, the United States District Court has upheld the authority of educators to act in-loco-parentis in the school environment.  The parents challenged a provision of the education code that states: “In all matters relating to the discipline and conduct…

Safety Law News for November 1, 2016

In Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling that said a law that prohibits guns at school property trumps one passed at the same time that allowed firearms inside school safety zones. In Rhode Island, school officials have signed…

Safety Law News for September 26, 2016

In New York, Broome County officials are implementing again the SRO programs placed on hold when the state cut finding in 2010.  The Whitney Point and Windsor School Districts say the SROs help students feel more comfortable at school. In…

Safety Law News for August 26, 2016

In Minnesota, St. Paul Public Schools agreed to a new SRO contract with the police department that will dress officers in nontraditional uniforms and require that officers meet with students and teachers on a monthly basis to help build trust…

Safety Law News for August 11, 2016

In South Carolina, the State Board of Education is proposing new rules that would redefine how school resource officers will interact with students. The proposed rules say an SRO should not get involved until student behavior becomes criminal. Other counties…

Safety Law News for November 10, 2015

In Virginia, the Bristol City Public School District plans to have SROs in every school by 2016. In Colorado, officials say that keeping drugs out of schools has become a real challenge. Alcohol, marijuana and prescriptions pills continue to be…

Safety Law News for July 28, 2015

In Alabama, Decatur County school resource officers will soon be equipped with tasers, in addition to their firearms. The school board voted 4 to 2 in favor of the new equipment. The Superior Court of the Virgin Islands has applied…

Safety Law News for July 13, 2015

A report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows that while “70 percent” of all public schools put kids through school shooting scenarios/drills, only “43 percent” have armed security. In Idaho, the Garden Valley School District is at…