What may a student be suspended or expelled for?

School Discipline

What may a student be suspended or expelled for?

August 2018


Alabama Defiant or disruptive behavior
Electronic communications policy violation
Ala. Code § 16-1-27
Alaska Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Felony conviction
Harassment
Intimidation
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.30.045
Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.33.200
Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.33.250
Arizona Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Firearm/weapon possession
Harassment
Intimidation
Truancy/absenteeism
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-841
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-342
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-842
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-341
Arkansas Assault
Destruction of property
Dress code violation
Drug use/possession
Electronic communications policy violation
Harassment
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-502
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-605
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-515
California Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession (imitation)
Hate-violence
Harassment
Hazing
Profanity/vulgarity
Sexual assualt
Terroristic threats
Theft/robbery
Cal. Educ. Code § 48900
Colorado Assault
Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Firearm/weapon possession (imitation)
Theft/Robbery
Making a false accusation
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-33-106
Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-33-105
Connecticut Defiant or disruptive behavior
Endangerment
Conn. Gen. State. Ann. § 10-233c
Conn. Gen. State. Ann. § 10-233d
Delaware Arson
Assault
Breaking and entering
Bullying
Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Electronic communications policy violation
Firearm/weapons possession
Gambling
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Pornography
Rape or attempted rape
Sexual assault
Terroristic threats
Theft
Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 614
District of Columbia Academic dishonesty
Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Drug use/possession
Electronic communications policy violation
Firearm/weapon possession
Forgery
Gambling
Gang activity
Hazing
Leaving school without permission
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Pornography
Profanity/vulgarity
Sexual acts
D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 5-B, § 2502
Florida Defiant or disruptive behavior
Dress code violation
Drug use/possession
Electronic communications policy violation
Firearm/weapon possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Sexual Harassment
Simulation of firearm or weapon
Violation of transportation policy
Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1006.07
Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1006.09
Georgia Physical harm or threat of physical harm Ga. Code Ann. § 20-2-751.6
Hawaii Defiant or disruptive behavior
Drug use/possession
Weapon possession
Haw. Rev. Stat. § 302A-1134
Idaho Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Habitual truancy
Harassment
Intimidation
Idaho Code Ann. § 33-205
Illinois Defiant or disruptive behavior
Endangerment
Threat to educational institution
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-22.6
Indiana Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Firearm/weapon possession
Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-8-14
Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-8-16
Iowa Defiant or disruptive behavior
Drug use/possession
Iowa Code Ann. § 279.9
Iowa Code Ann. § 282.4
Kansas Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6114
Kentucky Assault
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Theft
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 158.150
Louisiana Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Felony conviction
Firearm/weapon possession
Leaving school without permission
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Truancy/excessive absenteeism
Violating school rules
Violating traffic/safety regulations
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 17:416
Maine Bullying
Making a false accusation
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
Violating school rules
Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A § 1001
Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A § 4007
Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A § 6554
Maryland Not specified in statute or regulations. State Board of Education is charged with defining a state code of discipline. Md. Code Ann., Educ. § 7-306
Massachusetts Assault
Drug use/possession
Felony conviction
Firearm/weapon possession
Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. 71 § 37H
Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. 71 § 37H 1/2
603 Mass. Code Regs. 53.02
Michigan Defiant or disruptive behavior
Firearm/weapon possession
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1311
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1309
Minnesota Defiant or disruptive behavior
Hazing
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
Violation of school rules
Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A.45
Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A.70
Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A.69
Mississippi Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-19
Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-18.1
Missouri Defiant or disruptive behavior
Felony conviction
Membership in a fraternity, sorority or secret organization
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Mo. Ann. Stat. § 167.161
Mo. Ann. Stat. § 171.141
Montana Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Violation of school rules
Mont. Code Ann. § 20-5-201
Nebraska Bullying
Criminal behavior
Dangerous communicable disease
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Intimidation
Membership in fraternity, sorority or secret organization
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Public indecency
Sexual assault
Violating school rules
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-264
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-265
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-267
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-2, 102
Nevada Gang activity
Habitual disciplinary problems
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.466
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4635
New Hampshire Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Firearm/weapon possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Theft
Violating school rules
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193:13
New Jersey Assault
Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Harassment
Intimidation
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Theft
Unauthorized occupancy in school building
N.J. Stat. Ann. § 18A:37-2
New Mexico Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Gang activity
Refusal to identify self
Sexual assault
N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-5-4.3
N.M. Admin. Code 6.11.2.9
New York Defiant or disruptive behavior
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
N.Y. Educ. Laws § 3214
North Carolina Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Violating school rules
N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-390.5
N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-390.11
North Dakota Defiant or disruptive behavior
Firearm/weapon possession
N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-09
Ohio Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Firearm/weapon possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Threat to educational institution
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3313.66
Oklahoma Bullying
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Theft
Violating school rules
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-101.3
Okla. Admin. Code 210:10-1-20
Oregon Assault
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Harassment
Intimidation
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 339.250
Pennsylvania Defiant or disruptive behavior 24 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 13-1318
Rhode Island Bullying
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Drug use/possession
Violating school rules
R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-2-17
R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-21-21.1
R.I. Code R. 21-2-61:7
South Carolina Arson
Assault
Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Extortion
Firearm/weapon possession
Inappropriate use of technology
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Sexual assault
Theft/Robbery
Trespassing or unlawful assembly
Threat to educational institution
Violating school rules
S.C. Code Ann. § 59-63-210
S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-279
South Dakota Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Violating school rules
S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-4
S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-5
Tennessee Assault
Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Firearm/weapon possession
Profanity/vulgarity
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Threat to educational institution
Violating school rules
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-3401
Texas Assault
Criminal behavior
Defiant or disruptive behavior
Drug use/possession
Terroristic threats
Violating school rules
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.001
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.005
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.007
Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.0081
Utah Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Pornography
Profanity/vulgarity
Threatening behavior
Utah Code Ann. § 53G-8-205
Vermont Bullying
Harassment
Hazing
Misconduct
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1162
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1161a
Virginia Criminal behavior
Delinquency
Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-277
Washington Arson
Gang activity
Harassment
Kidnapping
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.600.455
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.600.460
West Virginia Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Drug use/possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Violating school rules
W. Va. Code Ann. § 18A-5-1a
Wisconsin Endangerment
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Threat to educational institution
Violating school rules
Wis. Stat. Ann. § 120.13
Wyoming Defiant or disruptive behavior
Destruction of property
Firearm/weapon possession
Physical harm or threat of physical harm
Profanity/vulgarity
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-4-306

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