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.

Adopted:           May20, 2001



Revised:            November18,2014


The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville

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