A. ZERO TOLERANCE OFFENCES: In order to ensure a safe and secure learning environment, the following offenses shall not be tolerated:
1. Bringing to school or being in unauthorized possession of a ﬁrearm on school property;
2. Unlawful possession of any drug, including any controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or legend drug on school grounds or at a school-sponsored event. Any substance that contains a trace amount of THC, for example vape products, gummies, etc., will be considered zero tolerance.
3. Aggravated assault; or
4. Assault that results in bodily injury upon any teacher, principal, administrator, any other employee of the school, or school resource ofﬁcer.
5. Electronic Threats: Any student who transmits by an electronic device any communication containing a credible threat to cause bodily injury or death to another student or school employee and the transmission of such threat creates actual disruptive activity at the school that requires administrative intervention shall be expelled for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. The Director of Schools shall have the authority to modify this expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.
Committing any of these offenses shall result in a student being expelled from the regular school program for at least one (1) calendar year unless modified by the Director of Schools. Modification of the length of time shall be granted on a case-by-case basis. Students that commit zero tolerance offenses may be assigned to an alternative school or program at the discretion of the Director of Schools.
When it is determined that a student has violated this policy, the principal shall notify the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system as required by law.