Class III Behavior and Violations (Major)

  • Class III Behaviors

    Note: All Class III violations will result in mandatory suspension with or without a recommendation for expulsion. The commission of the following offense may constitute violation of criminal laws established by the State of Louisiana.

    Class III Violations (Major)

    1. Drugs: Unauthorized possession, transfer, use, or sale of drugs (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    2. Drug paraphernalia: Unauthorized possession, transfer, or sale of paraphernalia used in drug us. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    3. Arson: The willful and malicious burning of any part of a building or its contents (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    4. Battery upon school board employee: The actual unlawful and intentional touching or striking of a school board employee against his or her will, or the intentional causing of bodily harm to a school board employee (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    5. Stealing/larceny/grand theft: The intentional unlawful taking and/or carrying away of property valued at $100 or more belonging to or in the lawful possession or custody of another. (Notify law enforcement agency.)

    6. Burglary of school property: Breaking, entering, or remaining in structure or conveyance without justification or excuse during the hours the premises are closed to the public. (Notify law enforcement agency.)

    7. Criminal mischief/vandalism--willful and malicious injury or damages more than $200 to public property, or to real or personal property belonging to another. (Notify law enforcement agency.)

    8. Possession of firearm(s): Any firearm which will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to, expel a projectile by the action of explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any similar destructive device. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    9. Possession of weapons: Possession of a knife that equals or exceeds 2 and ½ inches in length, including but not limited to a switchblade knife; metallic knuckles; tear gas gun; chemical weapon or device; or any other weapon, instrument, or object that may be used as a weapon. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    10. Bomb threat: Any such communication directed at a school board employee or building that has the effect of interrupting the educational environment. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    11. Explosive: Preparing, possessing, or igniting on school board property explosives likely to cause serious bodily or property damage. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    12. Sexual acts: Acts of a sexual nature including, but not limited to, battery, intercourse, attempted rape, or rape. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    13. Aggravated battery: Intentionally causing great bodily harm, disability, or permanent disfigurement; use of a deadly weapon. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    14. Inciting or participating in major student disorder: Leading, encouraging, or assisting in major disruptions that place students, staff, and the educational process at risk or which result in destruction or damage of private or public property or personal injury to participants or others. (Notify law enforcement agency.)

    15. Threats, acts of terrorism or violence, intimidation, and/or extortion: Verbally or non-verbally or by written or printed communication maliciously threatening and injurious to the person, property, school or reputation of another, with the intent to compel the person(s) so threatened, or any other person, to do any act or refrain from doing any act against his or her will. (Notify law enforcement agency and recommend expulsion.)

    16. Any Class I or Class II offense that has been continued.

    17. Any other offense that the principal/designee may reasonably deem to fall within this category or that state law or parish policy places within this violation category

    The school may move a disabled student (IDEA) who brings a gun on campus to an "alternative education placement" for a maximum of 45 days. During this time period, parents may request a due process hearing to contest the change of placement but "stay-put" will not apply. In other words, the school cannot be forced to return the student to his or her original placement during the 45-day period. In effect, if a parent requests a due process hearing to challenge the alternative placement, the student must remain in the alternative placement until completion of the hearing process.

    If there is no relationship between bringing the gun to school and the disability, the student can be expelled but must receive alternative education services during the period of expulsion. The student can receive these services in an "alternative education placement" for up to 45 school days (e.g., Homebound Services, an Alternative Program.)

    If there is a relationship between bringing the gun and the student's disability, the student cannot be expelled. The IEP team may officially change the student's placement, or the district may seek court order to remove the student.



    Updated 02/02/2022
    Kenneth Holmes