Safety Law News for February 6, 2019
• In New York, the “Saratoga Parents for Safer Schools” have announced its release of an eight point school security plan which addresses the safety needs of the Saratoga Springs school district. The plan acknowledges the concerns of parents on both sides of the school security debate. • In Pennsylvania, the Spring Grove Area School District is the first district in the state to offer a specialized mental health training session for its school-based law enforcement officers. • In Rhode Island, students and community activists in Providence are calling for the creation of unique safety plans for the Providence Public Schools. The plans would be based on restorative justice, removing law enforcement officers from each school and replacing them with additional guidance counselors. • In Florida, officials in Broward County have authorized police access to real-time monitoring of students in school via video surveillance cameras. The new policy is in response to the recommendations contained in the report of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission.