The Linn-Mar Community School District is committed to the prevention of violence against any individual and/or property in the schools, on school property, or at school activities; whether such acts and/or threats of violence are made by students, staff, volunteers, visitors, or others. Threats of violence against any individual and/or school property will not be tolerated whether or not such threats occur on school grounds, during the school day, or at school activities.
Any person and/or group that commits an act or threatens an act of violence, including bomb threats; whether made orally, in writing, by email, or by any other electronic format will be subject to appropriate discipline in accordance with applicable laws, district policies and regulations, and collective bargaining agreements; as may be necessary.
While acknowledging an individual’s constitutional rights, including applicable due process rights, the district refuses to condone acts and/or threats of violence which threaten the safety and well-being of any individual and/or the school environment and property. Students, staff, volunteers, visitors, or others will refrain from engaging in threats or physical actions which create a safety hazard to others.
All students, staff, volunteers, visitors, or others who are made aware of physical acts and/or threats of violence are to report such incidents to the building principal [or designee] who will report such occurrences to the superintendent. Additionally, the building principal [or designee] will report occurrences of violence, whether involving an actual confrontation or threat of potential violence, to the executive director of student services, if applicable. Local law enforcement agencies may be notified upon the determination of the building principal [or designee], as deemed necessary.
Students are to report all acts and/or threats of violence, including threats of suicide, to a staff member, school counselor, or building principal.
The district reserves the right to seek restitution, in accordance with applicable laws, from the student, parent/guardian, staff, volunteer, visitor, or others for any costs or damages incurred by the district as a result of the threat or act of violence.
This policy will be enforced in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, district policies/regulations, and collective bargaining agreements; as may be necessary. Additionally, this policy will be disseminated to students, parents/guardians, staff, and volunteers, as appropriate, and will be available to the general public upon request.
Appropriate sanctions for violations of this policy by students will be addressed in Policy 502.1-Student Conduct; for staff in Policy 403.21-Employee Relations, Appearance, and Conduct; and for the general public in Policy 1005.3-Public Conduct on School Premises.
Related Policy: 403.21; 502.1; 1005.3