In Missouri, the Missouri court of Appeals ruled that the pat-down search of a student, pursuant to school policy authorizing searches of all students who arrive at school more than 30 minutes late, was unreasonable and thus unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment. [State v. Williams].
In North Carolina, the Durham Public Schools signed an agreement with the Durham Police Department to add school resource officers to every middle school that didn’t have them.
In New Jersey, officials in Barnegat Township are taking advantage of a state law in which retired law enforcement personnel can work in public schools as Class III officers. A new township ordinance authorizes the move. The new officers will supplement, not replace, school resource officers already in the schools.
In North Carolina, the Dalton Public Schools is implementing a random student drug-testing program this school year for all grade 6-12 students who participate in any extracurricular activities or receive a parking permit. A committee of educators, school social workers, counselors, school nurses, school resource officers and the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership worked together to develop the district's random drug-testing plan.
School Safety Law News – July 21, 2017
Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law