3412 - Threats of Violence in School
|Policy: Threats of Violence in School||Policy Number: 3412|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 11/06/2019|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/20/2019||Date of Next Review: 09/28/2022|
|Replacement of Policy Number:|
Threats of Violence in School
The District is committed to the prevention of violence against any individual or property in the schools or at school activities whether such acts and/or threats of violence are made by students, staff, or others. Threats of violence against students, school personnel, school volunteers and visitors or school property will not be tolerated whether or not such threats occur on school grounds or during the school day.
Any acts or threats of violence, including bomb threats, whether made orally, in writing, or by email, shall be subject to appropriate discipline in accordance with applicable law, District policies and regulations, as well as, the District’s Code of Conduct or collective bargaining agreements.
While acknowledging an individual’s constitutional rights, including applicable due process rights, the District refuses to condone acts or threats of violence which threaten the safety and well being of staff, students and the school environment. Employees and students shall refrain from engaging threats or physical actions which create a safety hazard for others.
All staff who are made aware of physical acts or threats of violence directed to students or staff are to report such incidents to the building principal or their designee, who shall report such occurrences to the Superintendent. Additionally, the building principal or their designee will also report occurrences of violence, whether involving an actual confrontation or threat of potential violence, to the school psychologist and or Director of Special Education, if applicable. Local law enforcement agencies may be called as necessary upon the determination of the Superintendent or their designee.
Students are to report all acts or threats of violence, including threats of suicide, of which they are aware to a faculty member, or the building principal.
The District reserves the right to seek restitution, in accordance with law from the parent, legal guardian and/ or student for any costs or damages which had been incurred by the District as a result of the threats or acts of violence in the schools.
This policy will be enforced in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as, collective bargaining agreements, District-wide Safety Plan, and the District’s Code of Conduct as may be necessary. Additionally, this policy will be disseminated, as appropriate, to students, staff, and parents and will be available to the general public upon request.
Regulations will be developed to address safety concerns in the schools, and appropriate sanctions for violations of the policy by students will be addressed in the Code of Conduct.