Legal & Liability Issues in Schools

09-30-19 8:00 AM - 10-01-19 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

Legal & Liability Issues in Schools

Instructor: Shaun Santos, PATC

September 30 – October 1, 2019
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: September 23, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64

All MTU # 7 members register with Central Illinois Police Training Center MTU # 7
All outside agencies register at

Course Objective
The Effect of School Violence on The Rights Of Students: This session will provide an overview of the entire course as well as providing the background for the shifting legal requirements that have resulted from high-profile incidents of school violence.
Course Content

Searches in Schools Teacher versus Police Personnel Searches

  • The Use of Video and Audio Surveillance in the School Environment
  • Random Drug Testing For Students Involved In Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Interviewing and Interrogating Students
  • Liability
  • The Use of Physical Force to Control and Punish Students Issues For
  • Teachers and Other School Officials
  • Mandatory Reporting Requirements
  • First Amendment Rights of Students
  • Legal Issues Arising From Internet Access for Students
  • Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)/Buckley Amendment
  • Mental Health Evaluations of Students
  • Policy Development
Instructor Biography

Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations. Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: TBA