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April 26, 2019

In Louisiana, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana held that schools have a duty to provide reasonable, competent supervision appropriate to the age of the students. The court reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit by parents of a kindergartner who fractured her arm during re...

April 24, 2019

In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that negligence by school officials that renders the campus unsafe fall within the exception to governmental immunity.  The school was found liable for injuries to a student participating in a relay race during gym c...

April 21, 2019

  • In Michigan, the U. S. District Court held that parents of a seven-year-old child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were entitled to sue a school resource officer and the City for placing the child in handcuffs in response to a disability-induced episode....

April 17, 2019

• In Tennessee, the U.S. District Court held that a school district can be liable for failing to protect students from danger when officials fail to intervene to eliminate a dangerous condition.  The court reasoned that the crash of a school bus, in which six students...

April 12, 2019

• In New York, the City of Poughkeepsie plans to create a community policing unit and implement a school resource officer program in the schools.  The police chief believes that the addition of a school resource officer and a community policing unit will help build bet...

April 10, 2019

  • In Pennsylvania, school resource officers in the Erie School District will begin carrying Tasers in schools after receiving training.  Under current policy, the Tasers will be used on intruders who enter school buildings and cause disturbances at events.  Policy does n...

April 6, 2019

• In Tennessee, the legislature has made Tennessee the first state to fund the placement of a school resource officer in every public school.  House Bill 947 and Senate Bill 803 creates a recurring
school safety grant fund of $40 million to place school resource officer...

April 3, 2019

• In Illinois, the Illinois House passed a proposal for more campus safety resources and personnel.  HB 3244 would allow school districts to impose a tax to be used exclusively for school resource officers and mental health professionals.

• In Kentucky, the legislature...

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