In Kansas, officials in Topeka are implementing a new school-based discipline memorandum of understanding that formalizes the collaboration among the school district, Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Corrections and the Kansas Children’s Service League that operates the county’s juvenile intake facility.
In Pennsylvania, the state Senate approved legislation that allows school teachers to carry firearms at their schools. Senate Bill 383 is meant to ensure campus safety especially in rural where response times can vary.
In Wisconsin, A sixth-grade teacher held back tears at a school board meeting as she explained why student abuse was forcing her to resign her job at a Green Bay middle school. Police were called to the middle school almost daily in the past school year.
In Maryland, the Montgomery County Public Schools are spending $1.5 million to upgrade security. The security upgrades were approved after two Rockville High School students were accused of sexually assaulting another student on campus. The improvements will include vestibules near entrance doors, security gates, lock changes, upgraded security cameras, and the hiring of additional school resource officers.
School Safety Law News – July 6, 2017 Bernard James
Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law