Tag: Wisconsin

Safety Law News for January 31, 2018

In Florida, the Florida District Court of Appeal applied the exigent circumstances exception to affirm the conviction of a shooter who seriously injured a student by firing several bullets towards a bus stop near an elementary school.  Evidence used in…

Safety Law News for January 17, 2018

In Tennessee, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, juvenile court officials, judges, and district attorneys are reacting to the Report by the Blue-Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice.  The Report calls for a major overhaul in the juvenile justice system.  Included…

Safety Law News for January 11, 2018

In Ottawa, Canada, Carleton University researchers have released an extensive two-year study of a local School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The research is based on a survey of nearly 1,300 Grade 9 students and 100 interviews with SROs, their bosses,…

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 August 4, 2017

In a national study on safe schools, each state was ranked based on numerous factors.  The states with the lowest percentage of injured and threatened students were Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.  The jurisdictions with the lowest incidence…

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 July 6, 2017

In Kansas, officials in Topeka are implementing a new school-based discipline memorandum of understanding that formalizes the collaboration among the school district, Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Corrections and the Kansas Children’s Service League that operates the county’s juvenile intake…

Safety Law News for June 15, 2017

In South Carolina, a Bamberg County Councilman says critics of the SRO program will not silence him or the president of the local Parent Teacher Organization who say they were “appalled” the city was considering eliminating the SRO program, which…

Safety Law News for February 16, 2017

In Minnesota, educators in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids-Rice school districts have put additional resources on identifying students who are disruptive by creating individual plans to help them and monitoring their mental health and social and emotional learning. Teachers have noticed…

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,…