In Kansas, the Shawnee Mission School District is now providing Smith & Wesson semi-automatic assault rifles to its school resource officers as a precaution to prepare for an active shooter situation.
In Louisiana, anti-bullying legislation (SB 158) has passed through the Senate and now is on its way to the State House of Representatives. The legislation seeks to impose harsher consequences for students who bully – including arrests for a first offense.
In Virginia, Prince William County officials announced that it will deploy body-worn cameras this fall on all school resource officers.
In South Carolina, the Horry County School board is looking at other funding options after the County Council yanks funding for the SRO program.
School Safety Law News – June 9, 2017
Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law