Tag: U.S. Department of Education

Safety Law News for April 26, 2016

In Colorado, the Douglas County School District plans to arm its security staff with 10 semiautomatic rifles designed to provide a high-powered defense in the event of a shooting or other violent incident. In Illinois, the Community Consolidated Elementary District…

Safety Law News for January 22, 2016

In Michigan, officials in the Grand Rapids Public Schools turn down a $1 million grant in implement a school resource officer program. Parents and other community leaders said they weren’t comfortable having police officers inside the schools after national incidents…

Safety Law News For October 16, 2015

In Nevada, data released by the department of education today revealed that new school policies have increased graduation rates and reduced truancy and school discipline. However, bullying incidents were up significantly from the previous year. In Texas, schools in the…

Safety Law News for October 2, 2015

In Alabama, a federal judge has ruled that the use of pepper spray by Birmingham school resource officers in city high schools for non-violent minor incidents was unconstitutional. [J.W. v. Birmingham Board of Education] The U.S. Department of Education is…

Safety Law News for May 22, 2015

In 2013-14, 70 percent of schools surveyed by the U.S. Department of Education reported drilling students on a written plan for school shootings. More schools reported training students for active shooter situations and using security cameras, electronic notification systems, and…

Safety Law News for May 22, 2015

In 2013-14, 70 percent of schools surveyed by the U.S. Department of Education reported drilling students on a written plan for school shootings. More schools reported training students for active shooter situations and using security cameras, electronic notification systems, and…

Safety Law News for May 5, 2015

In Texas, the McAllen Independent School District has implemented a new cloud-based online program to provide an all-around view of security. The software maintains school safety data, emergency plans, contact information, and compiles potential threats. McAllen’s school police department will have…

Safety Law News for February 3, 2015

In Houston, Texas, students at Jack Yates Senior High School say their campus is not safe and felt compelled to do something. So they staged a walkout to emphasize their request for two additional police officers on the campus. In…