CityViews 12/21/11: Safety v. Privacy


Segment 1:

A middle school administrator in Alpine School District counseled a 14-year-old student to tell his parents that he’s gay, saying she was concerned for his safety. And when he told her he was reluctant, the administrator had the conversation for him. What are a student’s rights to privacy? And what are a school’s legal and moral obligations when it comes to student safety?


  • Carol Lear, Dir. Of School Law and Legislation, State Office of Education
  • Valerie Larabee, Exec. Dir., Utah Pride Center
  • Joe Cohn, Interim Legal Dir., ACLU Utah



Segment 2:

Walking down the street proved fatal for 28 Utahns so far this year. How can cities make walkways and intersections safer for pedestrians?


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