Special Needs

Read: Interacting with Autism: A School Resource Officer Approach

Interacting with Autism: A School Resource Officer Approach

School police officers must be able to recognize traits associated with autism, as well as adopt strategies that can foster positive interactions with students with special needs.

Read: Interacting with Students with Autism: Tips for Law Enforcement and Security Pros

Interacting with Students with Autism: Tips for Law Enforcement and Security Pros

A state-certified instructor and sergeant discusses strategies that foster positive encounters between LEOs and students with autism.

Read: Some New York City Schools to Reopen

Some New York City Schools to Reopen

However, most middle schools and high schools in New York City will continue with distance learning until further notice.

Read: Should Campuses Defund the Police?

Should Campuses Defund the Police?

George Floyd’s death has prompted calls for campuses to “defund the police” and/or sever ties with local law enforcement, but are those moves knee-jerk reactions that will backfire?

Read: Video Catches Substitute Teacher Allegedly Beating Student

Video Catches Substitute Teacher Allegedly Beating Student

The sub was arrested after local law enforcement interviewed student witnesses and reviewed cell phone videos taken during the incident.

Read: Student with Autism Dies After Crashing Golf Cart on Campus

Student with Autism Dies After Crashing Golf Cart on Campus

The family of the 15-year-old El Modena High School student has been given conflicting accounts of the incident, according to their attorney.

Read: Calif. School Where Student with Autism Died Violated State Laws

Calif. School Where Student with Autism Died Violated State Laws

The 13-year-old died two days after he lost consciousness while being physically restrained by a staff member at Guiding Hands School.

Read: Report: Parkland Gunman Lost Special Needs Support from School District

Report: Parkland Gunman Lost Special Needs Support from School District

A newly released report found that while Broward County Schools largely followed the law, it mishandled the shooter’s access to special services.

Read: Feds: Texas Denied Special Education Services to Thousands

Feds: Texas Denied Special Education Services to Thousands

A 15-month investigation by the Department of Education found the Texas Education Agency placed a cap on special education services.

Read: How to Protect Students with Special Needs During a Campus Emergency

How to Protect Students with Special Needs During a Campus Emergency

School security pros must develop plans to help students with special needs appropriately respond during an incident.

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