• Fighting/Threats/Bullying/Sexual Harassment


     

    Students and school personnel are entitled to a school environment free from threat and the physical aggression of others. A student shall not assault or commit battery upon another person. Voluntary fighting resulting in physical injury to another person shall be considered assault and battery.

    The following acts are prohibited:

    1.  Actions, comments, or written messages intended to cause others to fight or which may result in a fight are considered incitement or instigation.
    2. Intentionally hitting, shoving, scratching, biting, kicking, blocking the passage of, or throwing objects at a student is considered physical abuse.
    3. Conveying by gestures, notes, or verbal comments, the intent to cause bodily injury or to deprive a student of his rights is considered a threat. A person is guilty of a Class 6 felony if he or she communicates a written threat (including by electronic means), causing a reasonable apprehension of death or bodily harm, against any person or persons who are (i) on the grounds or premises of any elementary, middle, or secondary school property; (ii) on the grounds or premises of any elementary, middle, or secondary school-sponsored event; or (iii) on a school bus, regardless of whether the person(s) receives the threat.
    4. Fighting involves two or more parties in conflict when they are striking each other for the purpose of causing harm or This action may extend to mutual shoving, wrestling, or other aggressive actions which may result in the danger of harm or injury to either party, bystander, or school property.
    5. The willful use of physical violence which is intended to result in bodily injury or the use of a dangerous object in an effort to cause bodily injury is considered an assault on a student.
    6. Physical aggression directed toward a School Board employee is considered an assault. VIOLATION OF THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN AN IMMEDIATE RECOMMENDATION FOR EXPULSION.
    7. Conveying by gestures, notes, or verbal comments the intent to cause bodily injury or to deprive a School Board employee of his rights is considered a threat. If any person orally makes a threat to any employee of an elementary, middle, or secondary school, while on a school bus, on school property or at a school-sponsored activity, to kill or do bodily injury to such person, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
    8. Making unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other inappropriate verbal or physical conduct, which may include use of cell phones or the internet, of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment constitutes sexual A student shall not sexually harass another student or any school employee, volunteer, student teacher or any other person pre- sent in school facilities or at school functions. Examples of conduct which may constitute harassment based on sex are found in Greensville County School Board Policy JFHA Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation.
    9. The willful use of physical or verbal threats or physical abuse intended to result in an involuntary transfer of money or property to another student is considered extortion.
    10. Unsafe conduct which endangers either oneself or others is prohibited.
    11. A student, either individually or as a part of a group, shall not bully others either in person or by the use of any communication technology including computer systems, telephones, pagers, or instant messaging Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, physical, verbal, or written intimidation, taunting, name-calling, and insults and any combination of prohibited activities.

    “Bullying” means any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trau- ma. “Bullying” includes cyber bullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument or peer conflict.

    The principal notifies the parent of any student involved in an alleged incident of bullying of the status of any investigation within five school days of the allegation of bullying.

     

    Recommended Disposition - one or more may apply

    Student Conference

    Parent Contact

    Conference with Parent

    Instructional Support Services

    In-School Suspension (ISS)

    Detention

    Alternative School Program

    Suspension

    Law Enforcement Agencies Notified

    Court Referral

    Recommendation for Expulsion to the School Board