February 24, 2018

  • In Indiana, the Indiana Court of Appeals suppressed the statements of a student to a school official admitting placing graffiti on the walls of the boys' restrooms. The administrator immediately told a police officer, who entered the office, spoke to the student and a...

February 21, 2018

  • In Ohio, the Ohio Court of Appeals upheld the suppression of statements made to police by a juvenile during an interrogation. The court ruled that the juvenile’s waiver of his Miranda rights was not valid because (1) his first and primary language was Spanish, (2) he...

February 17, 2018

  • In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that school officials had reasonable suspicion to compel a urinalysis drug test and later to terminate a teacher, who tested positive for cocaine metabolites.

  • In Wisconsin, the Assembly Committee on the Judi...

February 15, 2018

  • In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Education and the Trump Administration has decided to discontinue the prior policy of investigating civil rights complaints from transgender students barred from school bathroomsthat match their gender identity.


February 10, 2018

  • In California, the United States District Court ruled that a high school student must be allowed to kneel during the playing of the national anthem at school-sponsored events and cannot be punished by school officials for refusing to stand.

  • In Massachusetts, the United...

February 8, 2018

  • In Ohio, the Weathersfield Board of Education is restarting its school resource officer program after a nearly 20 year hiatus. Weathersfield Schools Superintendent said the officer will help the district with many issues that involve students while providing an opportu...

February 4, 2018

  • In California, officials in Bakersfield are assigning two full-time officers to work with at-risk students to combat high rates of absenteeism. The new program is a TRIAD-based approach, designed to build a positive relationship between students and law enforcement an...

February 1, 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 the convicti...

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