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in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person; or (4) placing a student in reasonable fear of
damage to his or her property; (B) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates
an intimidating, threatening or emotionally abusive educational environment for a student; or
(C) disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school. (II) As used in this article,
an electronic act, communication, transmission or threat includes but is not limited to one
which is administered via telephone, wireless phone, computer, pager or any electronic or
wireless device whatsoever, and includes but is not limited to transmission of any image or
voice, email or text message using any such device.
Defacing School Property/Vandalism. A student will not participate in the defacing
of school property, buses or private property going to or from school or student’s property.
Examples: writing in school textbooks or library books, writing on desks or walls. A student
will not willfully cause damage to property of the school or employees of the school, student
teachers, or others. Examples of damage to school property include, but are not limited to,
carving on desks, painting walls, lockers or other surfaces, ruining bulletin boards, intention-
ally clogging the plumbing system, breaking light bulbs or fixtures, and damaging school
equipment to the point where repair is necessary.
Fraud/Forgery. A student will not deceive another or cause another to be deceived
by false or misleading information or sign the name of another person in order to obtain any-
thing of value or defraud authorities.
Gambling. A student will not engage in any game of chance or contest wherein
money or other items of monetary value are awarded to the winner, except for those games
and contests authorized as official school functions.
Hazing. A student will not haze or conspire to engage in the hazing of another per-
son. “Hazing” means to cause any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endan-
gers the mental or physical health or safety of another person or persons or to destroy or re-
move public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation
with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any activity or organization, including
both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Imitation Drugs: Possession, Use, Distribution or Sale. A student will not pos-
sess, use, distribute or sell any substance that is expressly represented or implied to be a con-
trolled substance or simulate the effect and/or the appearance (color, shape, size and mark-
ings) of a controlled substance.
Inhalant Abuse. A student will not deliberately inhale or sniff common products
found in homes, schools and communities with the purpose of “getting high”. The action may
be referred to as huffing, sniffing, dusting and/or bagging.