Florida School Safety Measures: Are We Doing Enough?

Florida School Safety Measures: Are We Doing Enough?

Seventeen Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students lost their lives in a shooting on February 14th, 2018. This school shooting forever changed Parkland, Florida — and the United States. Afterwards, several Stoneman Douglas students founded the #NeverAgain...
School Liability: Negligent Supervision in Schools

School Liability: Negligent Supervision in Schools

When children leave the care of their parents during the school day, the school and its staff become legally responsible for the child. Any injury that occurs because of insufficient supervision can make a school liable. To maintain a safe learning environment, it is...
Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Student safety at school has been a subject of confusion and conversation for years. Schools are responsible for education, but are they responsible for student safety, too? And to what extent? Are schools responsible for crimes committed on school grounds? With the...
How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, as many as one in five students experience bullying. Fifteen percent of bullying incidents occur online. Bullying often results in lowered levels of classroom engagement and academic performance. However, the...
How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

In the U.S., 7.5 million people report stalking each year, and 1 in 4 of those victims reported cyberstalking. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we communicate, learn, and live. Students now spend more time on the computer than ever. Consequently, they face a...
Mental Health Requirements in Mississippi’s School Safety Act

Mental Health Requirements in Mississippi’s School Safety Act

In the past twenty years, American schools experienced a rapid increase in mass shootings. Schools saw the need to train staff and students to prepare for an active shooter situation. In Mississippi, the Mississippi House Education Committee outlined the requirements...