You can be Emergency or Indefinitely Suspended for:
- Felony Charges: if there are felony or felony delinquency charges against you, you can be indefinitely suspended until those charges are resolved if the principal holds a hearing and determines that your continued presence in school would have a “substantial detrimental effect” on the general welfare of the school.
- You can be emergency suspended if you allegedly committed one of the offenses below and your presence is determined to be a danger to the school, there is no alternative to alleviate this danger, and it is impossible to give a notice and a hearing.
You can be short-term suspended, or long-term suspended (up to 90 days) for:
Possession of a dangerous weapon, like a knife or taser, of no reasonable use which is used in a threatening manner.
Possession of a firearm
Assault on anyone, including sexual assault. Assault and battery on any person that causes physical injury, unless you reasonably thought your actions were necessary to protect yourself.
Bullying, including cyberbullying
Using an object in a dangerous or threatening manner
Endangering others’ safety by setting or attempting to set school property on fire
Using racial or ethnic slurs in a persistent or abusive way
Trying to steal someone else’s private property with force or threatening force
Damaging or stealing school’s property or someone else’s private property
Using the BPS network for illegal or commercial activity including violating copyright laws or for inappropriate activities including sending information/using language others find offensive, tampering with BPS' technology system, or revealing personal information about another person (such as address, telephone number) on the network.
Making a Bomb Threat
Pulling a Fire Alarm
Possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs on school property, at school sponsored activities, or while on school-provided transportation. This includes narcotic drugs, hallucinogenic drugs, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, alcohol, or an intoxicant of any kind.
Use of tobacco products on school on school property, at school-sponsored activities, or while on school provided transportation. This includes e-cigarettes, hookah paraphenalia, and vapor (vape) cigarettes.
You can also be short-term or long-term suspended if you do any of the following things in a “repeated, aggravated, or flagrant manner.” That means you probably won't be suspended for doing these things once, you have to do them repeatedly:
- Preventing other people from using part of the school building or grounds
- Intentionally and continuously preventing normal school functions and teaching of students, like having your cell phone going off all the time
You can be short-term suspended for up to 10 days for repeatedly:
- Refusing to tell staff who you are, or lying when they ask
- Being in a part of the school building or grounds where students are not allowed
- Leaving the school building without permission
- Excessive cutting of classes (if alternatives have already been tried to re-engage you, a three-day suspension will be recommended)
- Intentionally preventing school staff from investigating violations of the Code of Conduct