RELATIONS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES
It is the policy of the Central Community School Board to cooperate with law enforcement agencies for the best interest and welfare of all citizens. Schools have the responsibility to parents for the welfare of the students while they are in the care of the school. Cooperation with law enforcement agencies is essential for the protection of students, for maintaining a safe environment in the schools, and for safeguarding all school property.
All contact with representatives of law enforcement agencies by school personnel shall be governed by applicable School Board policies.
COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Central Community School Board shall meet with public and law enforcement agencies in and around Central, in a cooperative endeavor, to formulate and maintain a plan of action by all agencies for when law enforcement or other police agencies are needed to respond to criminal elements or behavior on school campuses, resolve disputes, or perform policing functions.
Arrest of a Student at School
Students shall be released to law enforcement officers who present a bench warrant, attachment, or subpoena for a student. Every reasonable effort shall be made to notify the parent/legal guardian or other person(s) designated on the Student Health form.
Assistance with Resolving School Problems
Whenever a law enforcement agency is called to assist in resolving any school problem, the law enforcement officers, upon arrival, shall have complete control and jurisdiction over all phases of the investigation of the incident.
Investigations by Law Enforcement
If a law enforcement officer requests to question a student who witnessed an incident on or off campus, the principal/designee shall allow him/her to question the student. However, the principal/designee must be present and every reasonable effort shall be made to notify the parent/legal guardian or other person(s) designated on the Student Health from.
Ref: U.S. Constitution, Amend. IV
U.S. Constitution, Amend. XIV, Sec. 1
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:416, 17:416.3
Moore v. Student Affairs Committee of Troy State University, 284 F.Supp. 725 (M.D. Ala. 1970)
New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325, 105 S.Ct. 733
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