Terroristic Threats/Acts

The school board recognizes the dangers that terroristic threats and acts by students presents to the safety and welfare of district students, staff and community. The board acknowledges the need for an immediate and effective response to a situation involving such a threat or act.

Terroristic threat — shall mean a threat to commit any crime of violence with the intent to terrorize another, or to cause evacuation of a building, place or assembly, or facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

Terroristic act — shall mean an offense against property or involving danger to another person.

Property offenses include, but are not limited to, arson, burglary, robbery, theft, forgery, fraudulent practices (including institutional vandalism) and criminal mischief. Danger to persons includes, but is not limited to, homicide, assault, kidnapping, sexual offenses, and abortion.

The board prohibits any district student from communicating terroristic threats or committing terroristic acts directed at any student, employee, board member, community member or school building.

The board directs the Superintendent to react promptly and appropriately to information and knowledge concerning a possible or actual terroristic threat or act.  The Superintendent shall be responsible for developing administrative regulations to implement this policy.

Staff members and students shall be responsible for informing the building principal regarding any information or knowledge relevant to a possible terroristic threat or act.

The building principal shall immediately inform the Superintendent after receiving a report of such a threat or act.

When an administrator has conducted an investigation and has evidence that a student has made a terroristic threat or committed a terroristic act, the following guidelines shall be applied:

  1. The building principal shall immediately suspend the student.
  2. The building principal shall promptly report the incident to the Superintendent.
  3. Based on further investigation, the Superintendent and/or his designee shall report the student to law enforcement officials.
  4. The Superintendent shall recommend expulsion of the student to the board.

If a student is expelled for making terroristic threats or committing terroristic acts, the board may require, prior to readmission, that the student provide competent and credible evidence that the student does not pose a risk of harm to others.

In the case of exceptional students, the district will take all steps necessary to comply with the Individual with Disabilities Act.