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· In Minnesota, the head of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Juvenile Prosecution Division made a presentation in favor of keeping the SRO program. The data show that since 2006, the program produced a steady decline in school crime referrals in the last 10 years and improved the climate of the school campuses. · In Illinois, the Elgin City Council is moving ahead with the renewal of the SRO program. The sense in the community is that the SROs “working in our schools bring comfort to our students.” · In Ohio, the Ohio Court of Appeals ruled that a 13-year old seventh grader was in custody when he was questioned by an educator in the presence of a team of school resource officers during a campus lock-down in response to a bomb threat. The court found that the educator was acting as an agent of the police during the investigation and should have given Miranda warnings to the student. [In Re L.G.]. · In Louisiana, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana upheld a search of a student by an educator. The teacher observed what he believed to be a hand-to-hand transaction between two students, one of whom was known to have issues with marijuana. The teacher asked the student to remove what he placed into his pocket and discovered marijuana. [State in Interest of K.L.] School Safety Law News – July 28, 2017​​ Bernard James Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law Blog: Twitter: 

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