5142.1 Policy

 Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of

Policy 5142.1


Student Conduct and  Safety- Threats of Violence

The safety and welfare of students enrolled in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Belleville is of the highest priority.  For this reason, a student's written or verbal threat of violence toward other students and/or persons within the school will be taken seriously.  For the purpose of this procedure, a threat of violence will be interpreted as a verbal or written threat of action that may cause physical harm to others.

The principal of the school will take immediate action upon learning that a threat occurred.  This action includes non-disciplinary suspension of the student into the custody of parent or guardian until a satisfactory psychological evaluation by a licensed mental health professional is completed and the principal agrees that the student may return to school.

The local police will be promptly notified of the threat.

The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville

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