Policy 3412


The District is committed to the prevention of violence against any individual or property in the schools, on school property, 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 and/or school property will not be tolerated whether or not such threats occur on school grounds or during the school day.

Any person who commits an act or threatens an act of violence, including bomb threats, whether made orally, in writing, by email, or by any other electronic format, will be subject to appropriate discipline in accordance with applicable law, District policies and regulations, as well as the Code of Conduct and collective bargaining agreements, as necessary.

The District does not condone acts and/or threats of violence which threaten the safety and well-being of staff, students, visitors, and/or the school environment. Employees, students, agents, and invitees will refrain from engaging in threats or physical actions which create a safety hazard for others.

All staff who are made aware of physical acts and/or threats of violence directed to students or staff are to report these incidents to the building principal or designee, who will report these occurrences to the Superintendent. Additionally, the building principal or 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 designee.

Students should report all acts and/or threats of violence, including threats of suicide, of which they are aware to the school hotline, a faculty member, or the building principal.

The District reserves the right to seek restitution, in accordance with law, from the parent or 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 disseminated, as appropriate, to students, staff, and parents and will be available to the general public upon request. Appropriate sanctions for violations of this policy by students will be addressed in the Code of Conduct.

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22

Policy 3412