6.4.1 Mandatory Reports to Police by School Site Administrator or Designee

Mandatory Reports to Police by School Site Administrator or Designee

The principal or designee is required by law to notify law enforcement in the following circumstances:

  1. The principal or designee is required to notify law enforcement regarding any acts of a student that may involve the possession or sale of narcotics or a controlled substance. (CA Education Code 48902(c)).
  2. The principal or designee is required to notify law enforcement regarding the possession of a firearm in a school zone, which includes inside school, on school grounds, or within 1,000 feet of a school. (CA Education Code 48902(c), CA Penal Code 626.9).
  3. The principal or designee is required to notify law enforcement regarding possession of the following items in school or on school grounds:  a dirk, dagger, ice pick, knife with a blade longer than 2 ½ inches, folding knife with blade that locks in place, razor with unguarded blade, taser/stun gun, bb or pellet gun, spot marker gun. (CA Education Code 48902(c), CA Penal Code 626.10(a))
  4. Whenever a District employee is attacked, assaulted or physically threatened by any student, both the employee and the employee’s supervisor who has knowledge of the incident are required to promptly make a report to law enforcement. (CA Education Code 44014).
  5. Within one school day after suspension or expulsion, the principal or designee is required to notify law enforcement regarding a student’s possession, use, sale, furnishing, or being under the influence of a controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage or intoxicant; or the unlawful sale or negotiation to sell a look-alike substance purported to be a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant.  (CA Education Code 48902(b), 48900(c), (d)). 
  6. The principal or designee must notify law enforcement prior to suspending a student for assault on another person with a firearm, a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm, or by any means likely to produce great bodily injury. (CA Education Code 48902(a), CA Penal Code 245).
  7. The principal or designee is required to notify the police and school security or the School Resource Officer (SRO) for 1) Possession, sale, or furnishing a firearm on a school site by a student or nonstudent; 2) Possession of an explosive on a school site by a student or nonstudent. (CA Education Code 48902(c))