School Safety

Welcome to FindLaw's School Safety section. Most parents and educators would agree that the safety of students while at school is a major priority, since a safe and secure school setting allows students to learn and thrive. Whether that includes having a strong discipline policy in place for students who may experience violence, or making sure the premises are free from defects that could potential harm an unwatchful eye, this section provides an overview of school safety laws. Included are sections on school violence and weapons at school, an unfortunately common problem. This section also provides information about schools' authority to administer medications.