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October 9, 2012
In the wake of the Penn State scandal, the state of Florida has issued a new sexual abuse reporting law that will hold universities and individuals financially and criminally responsible for failing to report suspected abuse.
September 10, 2012
The Omnibus School Safety Act requires the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security to work with schools, districts and first responders to develop comprehensive school safety plans for each public school and district.
August 3, 2012
North Carolina's School Violence Prevention Act prohibits students from making fake accounts or posting real and doctored photos of school employees with the intent to “intimidate” or “torment.”
June 28, 2012
The ruling means that the government, by 2014, will be able to impose tax penalties on those who do not have health insurance.
May 11, 2012
One of the bills would require awareness and training materials about human trafficking of children to be given to all local school staff. Another would require campus police to work with local law enforcement to assist in the investigation of deaths and alleged rapes occurring on college campuses.
May 10, 2012
School safety legislation spurred by the stabbing of an Elgin High School teacher by a student has stalled in an Illinois Senate criminal law committee.
May 8, 2012
Humboldt County school districts are updating anti-bullying policies to comply with new laws that expand the definition of bullying to include bullying over social media sites like Facebook and harassment based on sexual orientation or ethnicity.
March 27, 2012
Only 66 of Illinois’ 185 colleges and universities have filed the emergency management and violence prevention plans required by a law that was passed after a gunman killed five students at Northern Illinois University in 2008.
March 22, 2012
New video surveillance solution ensures the safety and security of residents of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services’ 12 campuses.
February 8, 2012
A bill that would allow schools to discipline students for off-campus activities was passed through the Indiana House of Representatives on Jan. 30 and is sitting in a Senate committee.
February 3, 2012
Virginia Tech is working to obtain line-of-duty benefits for the family of Officer Deriek Crouse who was gunned down during a traffic stop on Dec. 8. Current law does not guarantee such benefits for campus police in Virginia; a proposed bill would.
January 30, 2012
A state council ruled that New Jersey's anti-bullying law is unconstitutional because it requires schools to spend money on training and personnel without providing funds to cover the costs.
January 15, 2012
A 7-year-old girl who died at Hopkins Elementary from an allergic reaction was given a peanut by another child who did not know she had an allergy, according to police.
January 5, 2012
New Hampshire lawmakers passed a bill Jan. 4 preventing college, state and local officials from banning guns on campus, in day cares and other public areas. Gov. John Lynch has said he will veto the bill.
January 4, 2012
Local and statewide efforts have been made to improve student safety after a teacher was convicted of abusing disabled students.
December 8, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has released a new report summarizing current approaches in the 46 states with anti-bullying laws and the 41 states that have created anti-bullying policies as models for schools.
December 7, 2011
The Virginia state crime commission will recommend that campus police develop mutual-aid agreements with local police departments but will not require campus agencies to report unattended deaths or sexual assaults to local police within 24 hours.
December 3, 2011
Michigan would become the 45th state to allow residents to carry stun guns for self-defense if Gov. Rick Snyder signs a measure now circulating in the state's legislature.
November 7, 2011
The Michigan Senate passed legislation on Nov. 2 that requires districts to develop anti-bullying policies. However, the father of the boy for whom the bill is named objected to some language inserted into the bill at the last minute.
September 22, 2011
Old Dominion University will consider banning firearms from campus buildings after Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said concealed-weapon permit holders may bring their guns into the buildings.