Tag: Tennessee

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 August 2, 2017

In Tennessee, officials in Rutherford County are seeing a decrease in weapons-related offenses on campus.  They say that students have developed relationships with school resource officers, making them feel comfortable with discussing weapons on campus. In Wisconsin, the Madison School…

Safety Law News for April 10, 2017

In Tennessee, the director of Murfreesboro City Schools has asked the Murfreesboro City Council to expand the school resource officer program. Dr. Linda Gilbert says, “we would love to have one in every school…we have found them absolutely invaluable to…

Safety Law News for February 6, 2017

In Minnesota, arresting students is a last resort in the St. Paul Public Schools. Students caught fighting or carrying small amounts of alcohol or marijuana are being sent home to their parents instead of the juvenile detention center. In Wisconsin,…

Safety Law News for January 9, 2017

In Tennessee, the Court of Appeals held that educators were not liable for the injuries of a 13–year-old special education student who was assaulted by another 13–year-old special education student in a school bathroom. The court reasoned that liability follows…

Safety Law News for November 21, 2016

In Georgia, more Gwinnett County public school students are being suspended from school than they were at this point a year ago. In Washington State, a coalition of the community petitioned Spokane Public Schools to revise the district’s use-of-force policy…

Safety Law News for June 2, 2016

In Maryland, Prince George County School Superintendent has promised to begin publicly reporting statistics and summaries on school safety for every campus. In Georgia, according to new state statistics nearly 4 out of 10 Atlanta schools are at unsatisfactory levels…

Safety Law News for May 27, 2016

In New York, data provided by the NYPD data contradict Mayor de Blasio’s repeated assertions that city schools are safe. Over 1,750 weapons have been recovered in the past 10 months — up 26 percent over last year. In Kentucky,…

Safety Law News for May 24, 2016

In Wisconsin, the city of Shawano has passed an ordinance allowing police to fine parents if their child doesn’t stop their bullying behavior after a 90-day warning.  The law compliments current Shawano School District policies that prohibit cyber-bullying. In Tennessee,…

Safety Law News for May 17, 2016

In Texas, the Irving Police Department has joined the Dallas Police Department to placed body cameras on its school resource officers. The data from the camera footage will be stored online. In Virginia, a pilot program in Roanoke schools will…