Tag: Virginia

Safety Law News for June 22, 2017

In Florida, the Clay County Public Schools Superintendent sent out a letter alerting parents to television shows and social media that may encourage children to either hurt themselves or commit suicide.  The TV show “13 Reasons Why” and a lesser…

Safety Law News for June 19, 2017

The United States District Court in Connecticut ruled that two school resource officers were not immune from a civil lawsuit for damages for excessive force, assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress for tackling and tasing…

Safety Law News for June 9, 2017

In Kansas, the Shawnee Mission School District is now providing Smith & Wesson semi-automatic assault rifles to its school resource officers as a precaution to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Louisiana, anti-bullying legislation (SB 158) has passed through…

Safety Law News for May 26, 2017

In South Carolina, Bamberg’s police chief is apologizing for remarks he made about eliminating the SRO Program from the Bamberg School District during a heated meeting over the costs of the program.  Parents were not pleased with the comments. In…

Safety Law News for April 13, 2017

In North Carolina, House Bill 612 would authorize local schools boards to offer a comprehensive firearm education course as a high school elective. The course would be developed by the State Board of Education and would incorporate gun safety education…

Safety Law News for March 30, 2017

In North Dakota, the Senate rejected a proposal that would allow trained staff members to carry concealed firearms in schools. In Missouri, educators and police are discussing a more proactive approach to combat the escalating number of threats against campuses…

Safety Law News for August 4, 2016

In New Hampshire, a new drug prevention curriculum is coming to Rochester schools in an effort to teach kids at a younger age. The LEAD program (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) will replace the DARE program. In Virginia, the Attorney General…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2016

In Virginia, the legislature has refiled a previously vetoed proposal on school safety.  House Bill 1392 seeks to allow school security officers to carry firearms.  The Governor vetoed the bill in April 2016 because he believes only trained, active law…

Safety Law News for June 28, 2016

In Virginia, the Hampton Police Division will spend over $1 million in the coming fiscal year to station officers within the city’s schools and provide safe road-crossing for students. In Alabama, the new interagency school safety agreement between Huntsville school…

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…