Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

5840B - RESPONSE TO GANG-RELATED INCIDENTS AND/OR SUSPICION OF GANG INVOLVEMENT

 

A.

Types of Incidents

   
 

1.

Incidents of Violent Crime

   
 

Examples:

   
 

Assault, fighting, or imminent danger.

   
 

2.

Incidents of Other Illegal Activity

   
 

Examples:

   
 

Intimidation, extortion, possession of beepers, cellular phones or weapons; arrest or detainment by police in company of known gang member.

   
 

3.

Suspicion of Gang Involvement and/or Activity

   
 

Examples:

   
 

Any manner of grooming, hair style, clothing, jewelry, or other accessories that may indicate membership; use of gang slogans, hand signals, nicknames, etc. indicating affiliation or association; graffiti on school or personal property; reasonable suspicion of the above.

   
 

B.

Initial Actions

 

1.

Immediately contact the School Relations Officer if the incident is violent or illegal.

   
 

2.

Call the Superintendent and summon involved student(s) to the principalís office.

     
 

3.

Begin documenting the incident in a personal, private file. Be sure to include all available information.

   
 

4.

Student(s) are to remain isolated from the student body until further direction from the principal to prevent escalation.

   
 

5.

Notify parents and the Superintendent of allegations.

   
 

C.

Follow-Up

   
 

1.

If the incident is determined to be gang-related, immediately exercise right to search individual(s) locker and/or desk and/or personal effects for evidence of gang involvement.

   
 

2.

Copies or photographs should be made of any evidence of gang membership or involvement, e.g. symbols, graffiti, etc. Additionally, any suspicious contraband is to be confiscated immediately.

   
 

3.

Implement appropriate disciplinary procedures and/or make contact with one (1) or more of the following:

   
 

a.

Youth gang agencies.

   
 

b.

Department of Human Services.

   
 

c.

Other appropriate personal and/or family counseling services. This referral may be predicated on parent/guardian(s') agreement to a Behavior Contract (see Form 5840B F1) which will specifically outline the conditions for the student's continued attendance at school.

© Neola 2012