West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines


On occasion, principals will need police assistance but should avoid unnecessary and inappropriate police involvement. Principals are expected to be proactive in calling the police when necessary, and not to leave the decision to the discretion of other staff members, except by delegation in their temporary absence. The situations listed below are examples of situations in which it is appropriate to call the police, and their support should be expected. The Superintendent must be advised of any such situation as soon as feasible.

 A.refusal of a person to leave school property after being requested to do so by the appropriate school authority

 B.willful destruction of school property ― particularly if the District is likely to seek restitution

 C.theft - particularly if items are of value and insurance claims will be filed

 D.obvious crime


 F.assaults or serious fighting - if not controlled or if serious injury results

 G.forgery - if assistance is needed in determining whether it is forgery

 H.possession of a dangerous weapon

 I.possession of alcohol or drugs

 J.sale or distribution of controlled substances

 K.blackmail, threatening, or extortion of students or staff members

 L.bona fide threat against a person's life or threats of terrorist acts, bomb scares, etc.

 M.illegal or inappropriate operation of a motor vehicle

 N.child abuse or molestation

 O.mass walkout from or sit-in on school property - if not controlled or if property damage or personal injury result

 P.setting off firecrackers, pulling fire alarms, and similar mischief (discretionary, but advised if reoccurring or the situation is getting out of hand)

 Q.a student leaving school property without permission, a missing person situation, or a self-inflicted injury by a student

Interrogations of students must be conducted in compliance with Board Policy 5540.

© Neola 2006