Guidelines for Student Suspension/Expulsion

Guidelines for Student Suspension/Expulsion
Jordan Duke

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT SUSPENSION/EXPULSION: The Executive Director/Designee of GHC may recommend disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion if it is determined that a student has committed any of the following acts:

  1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
  2. Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.  
  3. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object.
  4. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.
  5. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell a controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and either sold, delivered or otherwise furnished to a person another liquid, substance, or material and represented it as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
  6. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
  7. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
  8. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine including electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.
  9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
  10. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.
  11. Disrupted school activities. 35 12. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
  12. Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this section, “imitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that is as substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.
  13. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery.
  14. Harassed, threatened or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.
  15. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
  16. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing.
  17. Engaged in an act of bullying. The above list is not exhaustive. Alternatives to suspension and expulsion will first be attempted with students who are truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from assigned school activities.
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