Chase Middle School

 

Harassment, Drugs & Alcohol, Weapons

HARASSMENT
 
Chase Middle School is committed to the creation of a positive school climate and therefore has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY against harassment. Any student who engages in physical, verbal, social, or emotional harassment that occurs over a period of time will be guilty of BULLYING and/or INTIMIDATION. Harassment occurring on school grounds during the school day, or off school grounds at a school activity or event MAY BE GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE.
  • 1st offense: Warning, conference with counselor or administrator, possible mediation with victim.
  • 2nd offense: In-school suspension from one to three days,, parent and administrator conference, contract with the victim.
  • 3rd offense: Out-of-school suspension for 3 to 10 days.
  • 4th offense: Out-of-school suspension for 11 to 90 days.
STUDENT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE/ABUSE
 
We all recognize that the use/abuse of alcohol, narcotics, and other drugs represents a real health danger. It also interferes with the educational process and contributes to disruptive behavior in school. We are committed to keeping Chase a safe, drug-free school. Students will not possess, use, deliver, sell, or offer to sell any illicit drugs or alcohol. Further, students will not be in possession of drug paraphernalia. This expectation is a top priority for all members of the Chase educational community and will be rigorously enforced. Violation of this policy will result in immediate disciplinary action as follows:
 
POSSESSION OR USE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLICIT DRUGS
  • FIRST OFFENSE: Mandatory two-day out-of-school suspension AND agreement to complete a four-session educational intervention class or agreement to complete an assessment by a certified drug/alcohol counselor. Failure to complete the intervention class or agree to assessment will result in an additional five-day out-of-school suspension.
  • SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS: Mandatory long-term out-of-school suspension.
  • THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS: Expulsion from all Spokane Public Schools.
DISTRIBUTION DRUGS/ALCOHOL
  •  Students who distribute, offer to distribute, or arrange to distribute drugs or alcohol will be subject to any or all discipline listed in this policy, including expulsion.
SALE OF DRUGS/ALCOHOL
  • Students who sell, offer to sell, or arrange to sell illicit drugs, prescription drugs, inhalents, or alcohol will be expelled and reported to the police.

SMOKING
 
State law forbids the use of tobacco products at any time in the school building or on school grounds. This applies to all school-sponsored activities as well as the regular school day.
  • FIRST OFFENSE: Parent conference, short-term out-of-school suspension, referral to SAS for counseling, agreement to participate in a two-session tobacco education intervention program.
  • SECOND OFFENSE: Parent conference, short-term out-of-school suspension (up to 10 days), referral to SAS for counseling.
  • THIRD OFFENSE: Long-term out-of-school suspension.
FIREARMS AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPONS
 
We are deeply concerned regarding the increasing violence at all levels of society. We are proud that violence has not been a serious problem here at Chase. In a changing society. however, we want to make every effort to be proactive in keeping our school safe. Our staff is dedicated to working with parents, police, and lawmakers to create the safest possible environment.

Washington state law mandates that any student bringing a firearm to school, onto a school bus, or to any school-sponsored event must be expelled from all Washington State schools. The firearm need not be loaded, nor even in operating condition.

In a similar law, a tougher stand against dangerous weapons is now in effect. Please carefully read the list below and keep these items where your student cannot access them without your permission.
  • Slingshot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Silencers or noise-suppression devices for firearms
  • Any firearms
  • Airguns
  • Air pistols
  • BB guns
  • Spring blade knife
  • Any automatic-release blade knife
  • Any knife which opens by gravity or inertia
  • Intentionally concealed daggers, dirks, pistols, or other dangerous weapons
  • Nun-chuk-a sticks, or any sticks connected by a wire, chain, or rope
  • Throwing stars, or any multi-pointed metal devices meant to embed when thrown.
"It shall be unlawful for anyone to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife, or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another, or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons." RCW 9.41.270
 
Students are also not to have at school, under any circumstances:
  • Pocket knives
  • Matches
  • LightersDart shooters
  • Rubber band shooters
  • Any device with the ability to propel objects at people
  • Toy weapons
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