In Florida, the Clay County Public Schools Superintendent sent out a letter alerting parents to television shows and social media that may encourage children to either hurt themselves or commit suicide. The TV show “13 Reasons Why” and a lesser known social media post known as the “blue whale Challenge,” were mentioned.
In North Carolina, the Wake County school board approved an agreement with local law enforcement agencies to continue the School Resource Officer Program through June 2020. The officers will provide security, speak in classes and mentor students. Some residents were opposed to continuing the program.
In Virginia, Loudoun County School Board members have been working with school principals to rework the dress code policy that outlines what clothing is appropriate—and what’s banned—with the goal of creating a more consistent standard. Hats and spaghetti-strap tank tops are out, yoga pants are in.
In Colorado, the Weld County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado is offering a three-day course designed to train educators to use firearms properly in the classroom and to use trauma kits and tourniquets for those injured by knives or gunshots.
School Safety Law News – June 22, 2017 Bernard James
Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law