Tag: Texas

Safety Law News for January 3, 2018

In Arizona, human trafficking of children is increasing rapidly.  The Arizona Human Trafficking Council says that online devices, games, and applications are the gateway to human trafficking.  The Council has instituted several programs to protect child victims from exploitation, including…

Safety Law News for December 15, 2017

In New Mexico, Las Cruces officials disagree over how to respond to active shooter situations.  For now, the plan is to lock down the school, evacuate if necessary, and then fight in self-defense. In Wisconsin, school resource officers in the…

Safety Law News for November 27, 2017

In North Carolina, students in middle school and high school across the North Carolina Piedmont region are addicted to powerful drugs.  School resource officers say that they see students getting high in class with their teacher in the room. In…

Safety Law News for August 31, 2017

In Texas, Senate Bill 179 will go into effect on September 1, 2017.  The law requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their policies and notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim or aggressor of bullying. …

Safety Law News for August 15, 2017

In Texas, officials in Gregg County ponder responses to data on the increase of methamphetamine use and addiction.  School resource officers used as educators and mentors are the primary tool being considered to help deter students from the use of…

Safety Law News for May 19, 2017

In Kentucky, a report from the Kentucky Center for School Safety has named marijuana use and possession as the top law violation among students in Kentucky for the 2015-16 school year.  The data show law violations gradually go up until…

Safety Law News for May 17, 2017

In Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state terroristic threats statute that had been challenged by a Hall County high school student who was criminally charged with posting terroristic threats on Facebook to “get the chopper out and make…

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…

School Safety News for December 16, 2016

In Michigan, the legislature placed on the desk of the Governor legislation that would require school officials to consider certain factors before expelling or suspending a student under softer “zero-tolerance” laws and to limit the use of restraint and seclusion…

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…