POLICY #5114.2
 
NORWICH FREE ACADEMY
THREATS OR THREATENING BEHAVIOR POLICY
 
 
The Norwich Free Academy will not tolerate threats of any kind directed toward the administration, faculty, staff, Academy employees, students or third parties nor will the Academy tolerate threats against the destruction of school property which endangers the safety of the school community. The administration will impose discipline for any and all threats made by students toward such other persons or against the destruction of school property.
 
Threats and threatening behavior on or off campus is clearly in violation of Academy policy, endangers other persons or property, and/or may be seriously disruptive of the educational process. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal or written threats, possession of dangerous instruments or weapons, and exhibiting behaviors that provoke intimidation and threatening.
 
In the event that a student, in any way, threatens another individual or makes threats against the destruction of school property while on school grounds or at a school sponsored activity and, which endangers the safety of the school community, discipline, up to and including a recommendation for expulsion may be imposed.
 
In the event that a student, in any way, threatens another individual or makes threats against the destruction of school property while off campus and, which endangers the safety of the school community, discipline, up to and including a recommendation for expulsion may be imposed if the student’s conduct is seriously disruptive of the educational process.
 
Upon receiving information that a student has threatened another individual or made a threat against school property which endangers the safety of the school community, the student will be required to meet with the Superintendent/Head of School or designee. After the meeting, the Superintendent/ Head of School or designee will determine what steps should be taken to address the issue. Steps may include, but are not be limited to:
referring the student for counseling and/or;    notification to the police and/or; suspension and/or; a recommendation for expulsion
 
In the event that the Superintendent/Head of School or designee believes that counseling is appropriate, the student will be required to present a report to the Superintendent/Head of School or designee from his/her counselor prior to returning to school. The report must address the student’s threat and/or threatening behavior, whether or not the student poses a threat to other individuals, and whether or not the student is ready to return to school. If the report does not address these issues to the satisfaction of the Superintendent/Head of School or designee, additional disciplinary consequences, up to and including expulsion may be imposed.
 
 
 
 
 
See also:  Policy 5114.3 Student Discipline For Behavior On-Campus and At School-Sponsored Activities
Policy 5131.8 Student Discipline For Off-Campus Behavior
Supersedes/Amends Policy:     none
Policy Adopted:                       February 2, 1999
Policy Revised:                         June 19, 2007
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