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District School Board of Niagara
Policy School Operations

G-11 Assault /Threatening Incidents Involving Students

Date Feb 2018
Review Feb 2023

The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) will not tolerate acts of violence or assault by students. Fighting, bullying, harassment and threatening by act, gesture or writing/electronic communication may be considered forms of assault.

Such behaviour is inconsistent with the expectations for students outlined in PPM 145: Progressive Discipline and Promoting Student Positive Behaviour as well as the DSBN Policy: Discipline Policy (G-28) and Code of Student Behaviour (G-08) and more specifically outlined in each school's Code of Conduct. The range of options includes corrective actions up to and including suspension, expulsion and/or Police involvement.

Where sexual assault is involved, the FACS Protocol and the Human Rights Discrimination and Harassment or Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Harassment (G-39) Policy should be consulted.

References

  • Policy G-02: Safe Schools
  • Policy G-08: DSBN Code of Conduct for Schools
  • Policy G-28: Student Discipline
  • Policy G-29: Safe and Accepting Schools: Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Policy G-39: Human Rights Discrimination and Harassment or Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Harassment