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Safety Law News for February 8, 2019

In Washington State, officials in the Spokane Public Schools are under criticism for hiring a school resource officer who's repeatedly been accused of using excessive force.

In North Carolina, the report by the school safety committee created by the Governor after the Parkland, Florida school shootings says North Carolina needs to be proactive and provide money to have an armed police officer at every school in the state.

In Florida, the Clay County School District is quickly implanting a plan to create its own police force.  The plan calls for hiring 47 staff members, including a Chief, two Lieutenants, four Sergeants, 36 School Resource Officers, three Relief SRO’s, and one Detective.

In Kentucky, the Senate Education Committee began consideration of Senate Bill 1, the "School Safety and Resiliency Act."  The legislation on school safety is a top priority of the session.  The parents of two Kentucky teenagers killed on January 23, 2018 at Marshall County High School made emotional pleas to officials for the state to put more money into protecting students.

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