When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline?

School Discipline

When is a school required to involve law enforcement in student discipline?

August 2018


Alabama Violations concerning: drugs, alcohol, weapons, physical harm or threat of physical harm and violent disruptive incidents. Ala. Code § 16-1-24.1
Ala. Code § 16-1-24
Alaska Violations concerning: possession of a firearm. Alaska Stat. Ann. § 14.03.160
Arizona Violations concerning: possession of a firearm, drug possession/sale/manufacture, serious injuries or threat of serious injuries. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-341
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-515
Arkansas Violations concerning: acts of violence, crimes involving a deadly weapon Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-113
California Violations concerning: criminal acts Cal. Educ. Code § 48902
Colorado Not specified in statute or regulation.
Connecticut Violations concerning: assault on a school employee Conn. Gen. State. Ann. § 10-233g
Delaware Violations concerning: Criminal behavior Code Del. Regs. 14 616
District of Columbia Not specified in statute or regulation.
Florida Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1006.07
Georgia Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Ga. Code Ann. § 20-2-1184
Hawaii Principal or designee must contact police when there is perceived danger and the behavior cannot be handled by school staff. Haw. Code R. 8-19-19
Idaho Violations concerning: Drug use/possession Idaho Code Ann. § 33-210
Illinois Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, drug use/possession, gang activity, attacks on school personnel. 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-21.4
105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-21.7
Indiana Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-8-16
Iowa Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, drug use/possession. Iowa Code Ann. § 280.17A
Iowa Code Ann. § 280.24
Kansas Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, criminal behavior Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6132
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-6143
Kentucky Violations concerning: firearm/weapon possession, assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, drug use/possession, destruction of property Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 158.154
Louisiana Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 14:95.2
Maine Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A § 1001
Maryland Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, delinquent acts Md. Code Regs. 13A.08.01.12-1
Md. Code Regs. 13A.08.01.15
Massachusetts Violations concerning: Bullying or potentially criminal acts Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. 71 § 37O
Michigan Violations concerning: Assault, Firearm/weapon possession Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1311a
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1313
Minnesota Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A.05
Mississippi Violations concerning: unlawful activity, firearm/weapon possession, drug use/possession, assault, rape, sexual assault and child sexual assault, murder, kidnapping. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-9-14
Miss. Code Ann. § 37-11-29
Missouri Violations concerning: criminal behavior Mo. Ann. Stat. § 160.261
Montana Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Mont. Code Ann. § 20-5-202
Nebraska Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, criminal behavior Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-293
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1204.04
Nevada Violations concerning: bullying or cyber bullying Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 388.1352
New Hampshire Violations concerning: theft, destruction of property, physical harm or threat of physical harm, firearm/weapon possession. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 193-D:4
N.H. Code Admin. R. Ed 317.03
New Jersey Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, assault, drug use/possession/sale. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 18A:37-2.3
N.J. Stat. Ann. § 18A:37-9
N.J. Admin. Code § 6A:16-4.1
N.J. Admin. Code § 6A:16-4.3
New Mexico Not specified in statute or regulation.
New York Violations concerning: Harassment, bullying, discrimination, criminal behavior, firearm/weapon possession N.Y. Educ. Laws § 3214
N.Y. Educ. Laws § 13
N.Y. Educ. Laws § 2801
North Carolina Violations concerning: assault, sexual assault, rape, kidnapping, child sexual assualt, firearm/weapon possession, drug use/possession. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-288
North Dakota Violations concerning: criminal behavior and attendance issues. N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-19-18
N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 15.1-20.03
Ohio Not specified in statute or regulation.
Oklahoma Violations concerning: Gang activity, criminal behavior, firearm/weapon possession. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 5-146.1
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-100.4
Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 24-132.1
Oregon Firearm/weapon possession Or. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 339.250
Pennsylvania Firearm/weapon possession 24 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 13-1317.2
Rhode Island Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession, possession of an imitation firearm/weapon or assault. R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-60.2
South Carolina Violations concerning: criminal behavior, assault, extortion, threat of the use of a destructive device, firearm/weapon possession, sexual offenses, vandalism, theft, arso, drug sale/possession, illegal use of technology. S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-279
South Dakota Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession S.D. Codified Laws § 13-32-4
Tennessee Not specified in statute or regulation.
Texas Violations concerning: Criminal behavior, drug use/possession/sale, firearm/weapon possession, deadly conduct. Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.015
Utah Not specified in statute or regulation.
Vermont Violations concerning: Firearm/weapon possession Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 16, § 1166
Virginia Not specified in statute or regulation.
Washington Not specified in statute or regulation.
West Virginia Violations concerning: firearm/weapon possession W. Va. Code Ann. § 61-7-11a
Wisconsin Not specified in statute or regulation.
Wyoming Not specified in statute or regulation.

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