• Assault, Physical and Verbal
    MCL 380.1311a(12)(B) and MCL 380.1310(3)(B) define "Physical Assaults" intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another through force or violence."
    The Board shall permanently expel a student in grade 6 or above if the student commits a physical assault, as defined by MCL 380.1311a(12) B ; against a district employee or against a person engaged as a volunteer, as defined by board policy, or contractor for the district on school property, on a school bus or other school related vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event.
    The Board shall suspend or expel a student in grade 6 or above for up to 180 days if the student
    commits a physical assault, as defined by MCL 380.1310(3) (B) , against another student on school
    property, on a school bus or other school related vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event.
    The Board may modify the expulsion period on a case-by-case basis.
    Any student in grade 6 or above who commits a verbal assault on school property, on a school bus or other school related vehicle, or at a school-sponsored activity or event against a district employee or against a person engaged as a volunteer or contractor for the district shall be expelled by the Board for up to 180 days.  The Board may modify the expulsion period on a case-by-case basis. 
    For the purpose of this policy "verbal assault" shall be defined as any willful verbal threat, including bomb threat, which is intended to place another in fear of immediate physical contact which will be painful and injurious, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act.
    Any student in grade 6 or above who commits, a verbal assault on school property, on a school bus or other school related vehicle, or at a school sponsored-activity or event against a fellow student shall be expelled by the Board for up to 180 days.  The Board may modify the expulsion period on a case by case basis. 
    For the purpose of this policy "verbal assault" shall be defined as any willful verbal threat, including bomb threat, which is intended to place another in fear of immediate physical contact which will be painful and injurious, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act.
    The Board of Education believes that hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process and prohibits all such activities at any time in school facilities, on school property, and at any District sponsored event.
      
    Hazing Prohibited
    Soliciting, encouraging, aiding, or engaging in “hazing” on school property at any time, or in connection with any activity supported or sponsored by the District, whether on or off school property, is strictly prohibited.  “Hazing” means any intentional, knowing, or reckless act meant to induce physical pain, embarrassment, humiliation, deprivation of rights or that creates physical or mental discomfort, and is directed against a student for the purpose of being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization, club or athletic team sponsored or supported by the District, and whose membership is totally or predominately other students from the District. 
     
    Students engaging in any hazing or hazing-type behavior that is, in any way, connected to any activity sponsored or supported by the District, will be subject to one or more of the following disciplinary actions:
    ��Removal from participation in extra-curricular activities
    ��Conference with parent(s)/guardian(s)
    ��Suspension for up to 10 days
    ��Long term suspension for the remainder of the school term
    ��Long term suspension for the remainder of the school year i.e.: Longer than one term or semester, but less than a full school year
    ��Referral to an appropriate law enforcement agency
    ��Permanent expulsion from the School District

    See Also Bullying Policy

Last Modified on June 28, 2012