Tag: suspension

Safety Law News for 7/2/12

Education Week reports: a diverse coalition including the American Association of School Administrators and the National School Boards Association has endorsed policy guidelines on bullying and free expression. Some students in Lynwood, California will soon be visiting the district’s Alternative…

Safety Law News for 6/22/12

 A federal judge held that a Georgia school was not responsible for a student’s suicide when he hanged himself. The court found that, even though educators could have done more to prevent bullying against the student, they did respond to…

School Safety Law News for 6/18/12

A high school freshman in New York was suspended for her anti-bullying class projects: a YouTube video and a Facebook page featuring a fictitious bullying victim, who commits suicide. Educators allegedly said that the student’s actions could lead to jail…

Safety Law News for 6/1/12

Connecticut educators discuss how to define bullying, even as they acknowledge the perception that, “Anything that happens, it all becomes bullying.” They note the need to distinguish bullying, civil rights violations, and criminal actions. In addition, a video provides details…

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 5/9/12

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 5/8/12

City of Concord considers eliminating school resource officers from campuses. An Indiana high school student faces possible expulsion from school after police say he brought a stun gun on campus. The teen and his mother claim he was being bullied…