School safety and security theme of law conference Wednesday

April 14 2008

TERRE HAUTE • Everything from recent court rulings related to school safety and security to cyberspace issues and bullying will be part of this year’s School and College Law Conference at Indiana State University on Wednesday (April 16).

School safety and security is the theme of the conference sponsored by the university’s department of educational leadership, administration and foundations and the Education Development Council.

“We talk about the accountability of No Child Left Behind, but so much of a principal’s day is taken up with safety and security,” said Terry McDaniel, assistant professor of educational leadership, administration and foundations. “They’re not just keeping threats out, but they’re also dealing with what’s inside.”

McDaniel said session leaders from different criminal justice branches -- including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Indiana Department of Correction and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy -- will be leading sessions on dealing with those various threats.

The conference begins at 9 a.m., with keynote speaker David Emmert, general counsel of the Indiana School Boards Association and author of “Leading Schools Legally” speaking at 9:30 a.m. in Hulman Memorial Student Union Dede I about “Recent Court Rulings Related to School Safety and Security.”

Sessions during the conference, which concludes at 4 p.m., include discussions on active shooters, bullying, law enforcement’s interaction with the autistic and the Beslan, Russia terrorist takeover of an elementary school.

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Contact: Terry McDaniel, assistant professor of educational leadership, administration and foundations, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3862 or at tmcdaniel@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Jennifer Sicking, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, at 812-237-7972 or jsicking@isugw.indstate.edu

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Everything from recent court rulings related to school safety and security to cyberspace issues and bullying will be part of this year's School and College Law Conference at Indiana State University on Wednesday (April 16).

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