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Security guard faces the ax after ‘thug’ Facebook post


April 15, 2015 by Claire Knight

A school security guard isn’t likely to show that a decision to terminate her violated her speech rights, so a New Jersey federal court refused to block the district’s decision.

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Breathalyzer tests before prom? Court weighs in


April 14, 2015 by Claire Knight

A pre-prom breathalyzer did not violate students’ constitutional rights, a Florida federal court held.

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New state law: Mandatory workers’ comp coverage


April 13, 2015 by Claire Knight

Heads up, Wyoming. You’ve got new workers’ comp requirements for some educators.

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3 more school stabbings: What happened?


April 8, 2015 by Claire Knight

In three different states, students have recently been stabbed on school property. 

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Legal issues on campus: 3 recent incidents


April 8, 2015 by Claire Knight

Here’s what’s happening at colleges across the U.S.

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DOJ on service dogs: What you can — and can’t — do


April 2, 2015 by Claire Knight

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently clarified its position on the duty of school officials to allow services animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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ISIS threat at Florida school: What happened?


April 1, 2015 by Claire Knight

A Florida student has been arrested after he claimed to be a member of ISIS and threatened his school.

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Would student IDs have prevented this attack?


March 31, 2015 by Claire Knight

Chester Upland School in Pennsylvania had a history of trespassers coming onto campus without authorization. And when one intruder-incident turned violent, a student sued.

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Rape at private school leads to $50K settlement


March 31, 2015 by Claire Knight

A Catholic private school operated by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve allegations that it looked the other way when a student sexually assaulted a classmate on campus — which led to a second physical attack.

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Bomb threat in bathroom: How the court weighed in


March 24, 2015 by Claire Knight

Picture this: A teacher finds a bomb threat in the bathroom. One student’s suspicious actions were caught on camera, and he was found guilty of criminal charges. The student appealed the conviction. How did the court rule?

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