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Code Enforcement

Codes are Enforced on Campus

Suspension/Expulsion (Education Code 48900: Grounds for Suspension)

The Principals, and their selected designees, have the authority to suspend and/or expel any student for the following reasons/subdivisions:

a. Student caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

b. Student was in possession, sold or furnished a firearm, knife, explosive, or another dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil at school or at a school activity off school grounds.

c. Student was in possession of, used, sold, furnished or was under the influence of a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, including alcoholic beverages or any other intoxicant.

d. Student sold or attempted to sell a controlled substance or a representative of a controlled substance or an intoxicant.

e. Student committed and/or attempted to commit a robbery or extortion.

f. Student caused and/or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

g. Student stole and/or attempted to steal school property or private property.

h. Student knowingly received stolen school property or private property.

i. Student was in possession of tobacco, or a product containing tobacco, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, cloves, smokeless tobacco, or chew.

j. Student committed an obscene act or used excessive profanity or vulgarity.

k. Student was in possession of, sold or attempted to sell drug paraphernalia defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

l. Student disrupted a school activity, including but not limited to, classroom instruction.

m. Student was in possession of an imitation and/or replica of a firearm.

n. Student willfully defied the valid authority of a teacher, administrator or another school official.

o. Student harassed, threatened or intimidated another student who was a willing witness, for the purpose of either preventing the student from being a witness or in retaliation against the witness, or both.

p. Student committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288, 228a, or 289 of the Penal code.

q. Student engaged in and/or attempted to engage in a hazing activity as defined in Section 32050.

Fighting (Penal Code 415.1: Fighting on School Grounds)
Any student involved in a fight on campus, in a classroom, in any building on school grounds, or on their way to or from school or a school activity is subject to arrest. Also, students who use offensive words within any of these buildings or upon school grounds, who are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction, are also subject to arrest.
Gangs (Penal Code 186.26: Criminal Street Gangs)
Any student who uses physical force or tries to intimidate, recruit, solicit or coerce another student to actively participate in any criminal gang related activity is subject to arrest.
Hate Crimes (Penal Code 11411: Hate Crimes)
Any student act of intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat of physical force directed against another student, either in whole or in part by hostility to their real or perceived race, ethnic background, religious belief, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation, with the intent of causing fear or intimidation, or to deter them from freely exercising or enjoying any rights or privileges secured by the Constitution or the laws of the United State of California are subject to arrest.
Loitering (Municipal Code 9.58.020 Curfew)
Any student under the age of eighteen years, who is subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education, alone or in concert with others, to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, other public grounds, public places, public buildings, places of amusement and eating places, vacant lots or any place open to the public during the hours of eight-thirty a.m. to one-thirty p.m. on days when said minor’s school is in session.
Vandalism (Penal Code 594.2 Vandalism)
Any student, who maliciously defaces, damages or destroys school or personal property with graffiti and/or tagging is subject to arrest. Also, any student that is found in possession of a drill bit, glasscutter, grinding stone, awl, chisel, scribe, aerosol paint container, felt tip marker, or any other marking substance is subject to arrest.
Gambling (Municipal Code 9.24.010 and Penal Code 330 Gambling)
Any student involved in gambling, wagering, or betting on school premises or in the location where gambling is taking place is subject to suspension from school, arrest, and/or exclusion from school activities.