May 30, 2019

In Connecticut, the United States District Court held that an educator does not become an agent of police when he telephones local police, informs them about a threatening e-mail, and thereafter responds to police inquiries by giving them information about suspected st...

May 27, 2019

• In Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that the search of a student's cell phone without a warrant by school officials did not violate the Fourth Amendment.  The lower court held that, “a school official's search of a student's c...

May 15, 2019

  • In Pennsylvania, the United States District Court ruled that parents of a disabled child could not bring a lawsuit against a school district for releasing information about the disability for a juvenile delinquency proceeding.  The court held that neither FERPA nor HIP...

May 9, 2019

• In Vermont, the Supreme Court ruled that educators were not liable after a student committed suicide as a result of being assaulted by his teammates on the school football team.  The court held that schools owe students a duty of ordinary care and could not be held l...

May 3, 2019

• In California, the California Court of Appeal ruled that school officials may search the cell phone of a student when they have a reasonable belief that school rules have been violated.  The court affirmed the trial court ruling that the student’s cell phone was lawf...

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