The Michigan Supreme Court overturned a 2001 decision and loosened the standard for people who want to file some civil lawsuits. The decision gives teachers the standing to take legal action when schools intentionally disregard or are deliberately indifferent to the unsafe conditions in the classroom. The standard of deliberate indifference applies to both inadequate [...]

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Three teenage girls were arrested Friday, Oct. 10, after they went to Ottawa Hills High School and started a fight, according John Helmholdt, spokesman for Grand Rapids Public Schools. Helmholdt said an Ottawa Hills student violated district rules by letting five girls who did not attend the school into the building about 10 a.m. He [...]

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TTAPR on September 24th, 2014

Royal Oak police defend restraint of special-needs boy. If Michigan teachers were allowed to be properly trained, they wouldn’t have needed police assistance. It’s good that police published their response.   Royal Oak Police on Monday defended officers’ handling of an incident in which a special-needs student was restrained at school, saying the boy was [...]

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – Battle Creek police are investigating a fight caught on camera inside a middle school locker room. This fight happened recently at Northwestern Middle School. The fight, recorded on a cellphone camera or a portable video camera, was posted on various social media sites for people to view and comment on. [...]

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Answer from free law advice: Though your question doesn’t state it outright, I’m going to assume that you were injured on the job, on school property. If that’s the case, then first, you can receive Workers Compensation since you were injured while on the job. In addition, if you want to, you *may* be able [...]

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The Michigan Supreme Court overturned a 2001 decision and loosened the standard for people who want to file some civil lawsuits. The decision gives teachers the standing to take legal action, which had been denied to them in Michigan. In a 4-3 ruling, justices said Lansing teachers had a right to sue the school district [...]

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Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. The police force is shrinking, homicides are up, armed police officers are fearful for their own lives [...]

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TTAPR on October 1st, 2012

The blaming started moments after news broke of shots fired near Battle Creek Central High School. A 17-year-old allegedly fired a revolver into the air during an altercation about noon Friday just west of Central, a few hours before that school’s homecoming celebrations. The comment thread on the Enquirer’s Facebook page was heavy with ridicule [...]

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Two students at Kalamazoo Central High School were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a Public Safety Officer was hit trying to break up a fight. School administrators say a Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer was hit by a student during the altercation, and additional officers were called to the scene. Officers used mace to disburse the students [...]

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According to police reports, officers responded to the area near 1201 E. Michigan Blvd. after receiving multiple calls of shots being fired. Responding were patrol officers, traffic division officers, detectives from the street crimes unit and multiple off-duty officers who were preparing to report for duty on the midnight shift. It was one of these [...]

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