Tag: Tennessee

Safety Law News for 5/22/13

Florida HB 1097 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee and sent to the full House for a vote to be held later this spring.  The legislation authorizes teachers and other school employees to possess firearms in order to fight…

Safety Law News for 5/16/13

•  The Miami Tribe of Miami, Oklahoma has generously donated funding of $50,000 for a School Resource Officer’s (SRO) salary to help patrol the nine public schools in the school district. • The Indiana legislature amends its safe school proposal…

Safety Law News for 3/8/13

A survey by the North Carolina School Boards Association reveals that 82.7 percent of North Carolina high schools and 74.7 percent of middle schools have a school resource officer, while only 3.6 percent of elementary schools do.  Highland, New York…

Safety Law News for 2/20/13

• Gadsden, Alabama officials seek to hire retired law enforcement officers for school resource officer positions at the city’s 13 school campuses.  The City Council approved a proposal to allow the retired officers to serve. • Under HB  0860, legislation,…

Safety Law News 2/13/13

After a massive public protest, Moorestown, New Jersey, officials halt the reassignment of a school resource officer. Police and township officials said privately that they were astonished at the groundswell of support for the SRO. After a middle school student…

Safety Law News for 1/28/13

• Four Tennessee counties rush to add school resource officers to elementary schools. • Idaho school district begin installing gun safes inside each of the high schools and middle schools. School resource officers would keep semi-automatic rifles inside the safes…

Safety Law News for 1/25/13

• Going against a recommendation by schools Superintendent, a Maryland Board of Education votes to use state funding to pay for school security personnel and equipment, along with mental health services. • Tennessee teachers Union does not want teachers armed…

Safety Law News for 1/14/13

•  Mississippi Lt. Governor is asking lawmakers to OK $7.5 million to create a grant program to increase the number of law enforcement officers in public schools across the state. •  The Indiana Attorney General is putting his support behind…

Safety Law News for 11/15/12

A Memphis high school newspaper describes a gang awareness assembly that resonated with students, despite their initial apathy toward the speaker. A high school principal in Massachusetts, who is often asked how parents should be involved in their children’s lives,…

Safety Law News for 10/10/12

 The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a high school student’s ten day suspension, after the football team captain violated a school rule against recklessly endangering other people. In one hour, a Connecticut SRO’s work ranges from handing out peanuts to visiting…