Requires the collection and reporting of information related to school safety and discipline, including numbers of school resource officers, student suspensions, expulsions, and removals to alternative settings, referrals to law enforcement, and school-related arrests.
Revises procedures related to students being investigated for making threats of violence or terrorism, giving more discretion to both school administration and law enforcement.
Amends and reenacts a bill regarding school discipline practices. This bill adds new definitions and subsections regarding school discipline policies. OPEN is in support of this bill to help move the work forward, but acknowledges the bill has imperfections and should be improved.
Revises bullying standards, increasing the possibility of student criminalization and involvement with law enforcement.
Authorizes the release of a seventeen-year-old taken into custody for a misdemeanor-grade delinquent act upon the issuance of a summons or upon his written promise to appear.
Increases the penalty for the crime of improper supervision of a minor, including allowing children to be truant or tardy to school. This bill would lead to more criminalization of parents.
Prohibits juvenile detention centers from detaining juveniles for insufficient reasons, including to punish, treat or rehabilitate the child, to allow the child’s parent/guardian to avoid their legal responsibilities, to facilitate further interrogation or investigation, the unavailability of a more appropriate facility, etc.
Requires courts to consider prior delinquent acts committed when determining whether release of a child who has been taken into custody for a delinquent act is appropriate.
Creates the crime of harassment of a school or recreation athletic contest official and provides criminal penalties for commission of the offense.