In Tennessee, officials in Rutherford County are seeing a decrease in weapons-related offenses on campus. They say that students have developed relationships with school resource officers, making them feel comfortable with discussing weapons on campus.
In Wisconsin, the Madison School Board’s ad-hoc committee on Educational Resource Officers (EROs) is one-third of the way through its mandate process to make recommendations about the use of police in schools. So far, they have examined the role of EROs, racial discipline disparities and what happens if police are removed from the schools.
In North Carolina, Durham police officers will no longer teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) curriculum in Durham public schools. Most of the officers will remain on the campuses as School Resource Officers.
In Tennessee, the State Board of Education has put in place a set of emergency teacher discipline rules to keep teachers with prior misconduct from returning to the classroom as it considers more stringent rules for background checks and teacher discipline.
School Safety Law News – August 2, 2017
Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law