Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

5630B - USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE

Corporation personnel may use reasonable physical force upon a student necessary to maintain a safe learning environment. They may also use reasonable physical force upon a student necessary to protect:

 

A.

a staff member's personal safety;

     
 

B.

the safety of another staff member or visitor;

     
 

C.

the safety of the student or other students;

     
 

D.

school property from damage or destruction;

     
 

E.

themselves and others from danger arising from a dangerous weapon or object which is in the possession of or control of a student.

If such physical action by a staff member is not effective, the police should be contacted at once.

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