JCAC-R      Interrogation and Investigations Conducted in School                         JCAC-R

 

A student may be removed from school premises by law enforcement officers when they possess a warrant or without a warrant in case of a felony where the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed a felony, or a misdemeanor committed in the officer's presence.

 

The school officials shall notify the parents or legal guardians at once by telephone, if possible, when a child has been removed or is about to be removed from the school premises by law enforcement officers.

 

Requests by process servers, collection agencies, finance companies and other requests of like nature for information concerning the school which the child attends or the resident address of such child shall be denied.  This information shall be given only to law enforcement officers investigating felonies or misdemeanors, or to juvenile court officers who may have valid reasons for requesting such information.

 

Law enforcement officials may be summoned in order to conduct an investigation of alleged criminal conduct on the school premises or during a school-sponsored activity or to maintain the educational environment.  They may also be summoned for the purpose of maintaining or restoring order when the presence of such officers is necessary to prevent injury to persons or property.  Administrators have the responsibility and the authority to determine when the presence and assistance of law enforcement officers is necessary within their respective jurisdictions. 

 

Students may be interviewed by police officials during the investigation process.  For students under the age of 18, or with permission from students 18 years of age or older, an attempt will be made to so notify their parents by telephone.  

 

The district's administrators shall at all times act in a manner which protects and guarantees the rights of students and parents and shall cooperate with law enforcement officials.

 

 

 

7/1/93

Rev.  7/8/96