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Important Update to Student Handbook!

Due to the recent passage of MS Senate Bill 2141, we have made the following addition to our student handbook.  Please take a minute to read and be aware of this new addition to our handbook. 

 

THREATS OF VIOLENCE

The District will not tolerate threats of violence against any school or facility of the District, or against any individual students or employees of the District.  The State of Mississippi has recently enacted the Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law which makes it a felony for any person to make a threat to commit a crime of violence or a threat to cause bodily injury to another person if the threat does in fact cause a reasonable expectation or reasonable fear of the imminent commission of an offense, and if, in making the threat the person has the intent to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population or a segment of the civilian population to cede to the person’s demands, or (ii) influence or affect, by intimidation or coercion, the policy or conduct of a unit of government, educational institution, business or segment of the civilian population to cede to the person’s demands.  It is not a defense to prosecution under this law that at the time the threat is made the defendant did not have the intent or capability to actually commit the specified offense, nor is it a defense that the threat was not made to a person who was an intended victim of the threatened act.  Students who are guilty of making a terroristic threat shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action as specified.