Questioning and Apprehension
Students' Civil & Legal Responsibilities
Board policy seeks to protect the school community in two ways: first, to insure that school authorities have the tools necessary to protect everyone's safety, including students, faculty, staff, and volunteers; and second, to protect the rights of students.
School administrators must be sensitive to the needs of students as well as police in matters of questioning and apprehension. Reasonable efforts should be made to cooperate with police seeking to question or apprehend a student for a serious offense or who is suspected of involvement in acts of violence. If a police officer must question a student on school premises, the administration shall immediately make every effort to inform the student's parents or legal guardian of the situation.
Adopted: February 8, 1988
Revised: May 4, 2010