The Los Angeles Unified school police will stop giving citations for fighting, petty theft and other minor offenses, moving instead to refer students to counseling or other programs. The step back from punitive law enforcement actions reflects growing research that handling minor offenses with police actions does not necessarily make campuses safer. Those actions do often push struggling students to drop out and get in more serious trouble with law enforcement.
Many schools employ drug testing to deter illegal substance use by students, but new research from Counsel and Heal has revealed that these checks fail to dissuade teens from trying drugs, Fox News reports.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.