Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
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.
Adopted: May20, 2001
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville