Aggression

Violation Action Level
Provocation (verbal or nonverbal) Using offensive language or gestures that may incite another person to fight. 1
Recklessness Engaging in unintentional, careless behavior that may pose a safety or health risk for yourself or for others. 1
Minor Aggressive Act
Engaging in intentional, non‐serious but inappropriate physical contact such as, but not limited to: hitting, poking, pulling, pushing,
tripping, pulling a chair out from underneath another person, or other behaviors that demonstrate low level hostile conduct.
2
Endangerment
Putting self or another person at substantial risk of imminent death or serious physical injury through acts such as, but not limited
to: rock throwing, skateboarding on campus, etc.
3
PHYSICAL CONFLICT
Other Aggression
Using other acts of aggression not specifically listed
within the Aggression section including, but not
limited to, intentional, serious and inappropriate
physical contact including, but not limited to, any
example listed under “Minor Aggressive Act” that
may result in a serious physical injury.
Examples: hair pulling, pushing, necking, etc.
Fighting
A fight is defined as a physical altercation in which both
parties are willing participants who had one or more
opportunities to de‐escalate the situation, leave the
situation, or notify a school official of the potential fight
prior to making the decision to participate, and where
the circumstances present a threat to safety because of
the number of participants or the intensity and violence
of the conduct.
Assault
Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any
serious physical injury to another person;
knowingly touching another person with the
intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.
3 4* 4
Involves serious and inappropriate physical contact.
Includes “fighting” where the circumstances do not
present a threat to safety.
Similar conduct not meeting the definition of
Other Aggression shall be treated as the level 2
offense of “Minor Aggressive Act.”
*Due to the mutual involvement of participants,
principals/assistant principals will grant an automatic
waiver of the mandatory minimum, eleven‐day longterm
suspension normally used at this level for a first
offense. See guidelines for fighting on page 8, Level 4,
above.
Similar conduct not meeting the definition of Fighting
shall be treated as the level 3 offense of “Other
Aggression.”
Involves one person acting against another.
Similar conduct between mutual participants
shall be treated as the level 4* offense of
“Fighting.”
Aggravated Assault

1. Causing serious physical injury to another.
2. Using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
3. Committing the assault by any means of force that causes temporary but substantial disfigurement, temporary but substantial
loss or impairment of any body organ or part or a fracture of any body part.
4. Committing the assault while the victim is bound or otherwise physically restrained or while the victim’s capacity to resist is
substantially impaired.
5. Committing assault and the person is in violation of an order of protection.
6. Committing the assault knowing or having reason to know that the victim is any of the following: teacher or any school employee
on school grounds, law enforcement officer, prosecutor, firefighter, EMT/Paramedic engaged in official duties, on grounds adjacent
to the school or in any part of a building or vehicle used for school purposes, teacher or school nurse visiting a private home in the
course of the teacher's or nurse's professional duties or any teacher engaged in any authorized and organized classroom activity
held on other than school grounds.
5
Mandatory reportto law enforcement

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND OTHER DRUG VIOLATIONS

Definitions
Drug Violation: Unlawful use, distribution, sale, purchase, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance or equipment and
devices used for preparing or taking drugs or narcotics. Includes being under the influence of drugs at school, school‐sponsored events and on school‐sponsored
transportation. Includes over‐the‐counter medications if abused by the student.

Possession: knowing exercise of dominion or control over an item.
Use: the act of using or being under the influence.
Sale: to transfer or exchange an item to another person for anything of value or advantage, present or prospective.
Share: to allow another person to use or enjoy something that one possesses.

*Principals/assistant principals will be granted an automatic waiver of the mandatory, minimum eleven‐day long‐term suspension normally
used at this level for first time offenders for possession or use of drugs or alcohol. See specific guidelines for appropriate consequences onpage 8, Level 4, above.
Violation Action Level
Inappropriate use of Over‐the‐Counter Drugs Medicines that may be purchased directly without a prescription
from a health care professional. Inappropriate use includes any use other than that described on the packaging or recommended by
a health care professional.

Tobacco Violation The possession, use, distribution or sale of tobacco products on school grounds (including any device or
substance that delivers nicotine such as e‐cigarettes, nicotine patches, vapes or vape pens, and hookah sticks), at school‐sponsored
events and on school‐sponsored transportation.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which
are used, intended for use or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing,
compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing,
concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a drug in violation of this chapter.
Possession or Use 2
Sale or Share 3
Alcohol Violation: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession
or use of intoxicating alcoholic beverages or substances represented as alcohol. This includes being intoxicated at school, schoolsponsored
events and on school‐sponsored transportation.

Inhalants: Inhalants include medications, anesthetics, or other compounds in vapor or aerosol form, taken by inhalation This does
NOT include e‐cigarettes or hookah sticks, or items such as markers, glue, etc.

Unknown Drug: (if a drug is identified, after an investigation, a different violation may be identified)
Substance Represented as an Illicit Drug A substance that is not an illicit drug but that is represented as, and could
be perceived as being, an illicit drug.
Possession or Use 4*
Sale or Share 5
Inappropriate use of Prescription Drugs: Medicines obtained with the lawful prescription of a health care
professional. Inappropriate use includes any use other than that described by the prescription.

Illicit Drug: Illicit drugs include dangerous drugs, narcotic drugs, marijuana (or derivative thereof), and peyote as defined by A.R.S.
§ 13‐3401, and appearing in any form, including seeds, plants, cultivated product, powder, liquid, pills, tablets, etc. (including any
device or substance that delivers an illicit drug such as e‐cigarettes, vapes or vape pens, wax pens, and edibles).
Mandatory report
to law enforcement
Possession or Use 4*
Sale or Share 5

ATTENDANCE POLICY VIOLATION

Violation Action Level
Other Attendance Violations

Examples: leaving school, without signing out in the main office; leaving school at lunch,
without a pass; obtaining a pass to go to a certain place and not reporting there;
becoming ill and going home or staying in the restroom, instead of reporting to the
nurse's office; or coming to school, but not attending classes.
1
Tardy
Arriving at school or class after the scheduled start time.
1
Unexcused Absence
Missing school for an entire day with no acceptable excuse.
1
Leaving School Grounds without Permission
Leaving school grounds or being in an “out‐of‐bounds” area during regular school hourswithout principal or designee permission
1
Truancy
Having an unexcused absence for at least one class period during the day (applies to
students aged 6‐16).
1

OTHER VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL POLICIES

Violation Action Level
Dress Code Violation

Wearing clothing that violates dress code guidelines stated by school or district policy.
1
Parking Lot Violation

Displaying inappropriate behaviors involving a motor vehicle including, but not limited
to, unsafe driving in the parking lot, parking in unauthorized areas, parking in fire lanes
or disabled persons space/area, parking in two or more parking spaces with one vehicle,
excessive audio or radio sound, blocking driveway or access, and/or littering.
1
Public Display of Affection

Kissing or other inappropriate displays of affection.
1
Other Violation of School Policies and Regulations

Committing some other violation of school or district policy or regulation.
1
Inappropriate Language (verbal or nonverbal)

Delivering verbal or nonverbal messages that include swearing, name calling, or use of
words or gestures in an inappropriate way. A principal/assistant principal may treat a
student swearing at a staff member as a Level 3 consequence where the circumstances
demonstrate a lack of respect towards authority (rather than just the use of a curse word
or words).
2
Defiance or Disrespect Towards Authority and Non‐Compliance

Engaging in repeated behavior including, but not limited to, refusing to follow directions,
talking back, or engaging in socially rude interactions.
A principal/assistant principal may treat a student engaging in defiance/disrespect
towards a staff member as a Level 3 consequence where the circumstances demonstrate
a lack of respect towards authority (rather than just the use of a curse word or words).
2
Contraband

Possessing items stated in school policy as prohibited because they may disrupt the
learning environment.
2
Combustible

Possessing a substance or object that is readily capable of causing bodily harm or
property damage. (e.g. matches, lighters)
2
Disruption

Engaging in behavior causing a substantial interruption in a class or activity including,
but not limited to, loud talking, yelling, or screaming; noise with materials; throwing
objects; or out‐of‐seat behavior.
2
Gambling

Playing games of chance for money (or thing of value) or betting a sum of money (or
thing of value).
2
Negative Group Affiliation / Illegal Organization

Engaging as a member or potential member of an anti‐social organization, secret society,
criminal street gang, or other set of individuals that are not sanctioned by the Governing
Board and which are determined to be disruptive to teaching and learning. This includes
wearing of symbolic apparel, making gestures, writing on and marking of property, or
altering of personal appearance to symbolize membership in an organization with a
history of, or determined to be, a disruption to teaching and learning.
3

DISHONESTY

Violation Action Level
Cheating

Sharing with another, or taking from another, intellectual property for the purpose of
deceit or fraud, or taking or stealing intellectual property from another with or without
their knowledge and presenting it as the student’s own.
2
Forgery

Falsely and fraudulently making or altering a document, including hall passes and
parent/guardian signatures.
2
Lying

Making an untrue statement with the intention to deceive or to create a false or
misleading impression.
2
Plagiarism

Stealing and passing off the ideas or words of another as one’s own, including material
obtained online.
2

TECHNOLOGY, IMPROPER USE OF

DISHONESTY Action Level
Telecommunication Device or Other Technology

Students may not possess or use cellular telephones and/or other electronic signaling
devices. Wilson is not responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices. Students who
violate the guideline will have the electronic device confiscated and be subject to
disciplinary action. Any search of the contents of an electronic device shall be by a
principal/assistant principal in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. NOTE: may
be elevated to a Level 3 violation.

Examples: use of telecommunication devices (cellular phones, cellular watches, etc.) or
other technology (gaming systems, iPods, iPads, Tablets, etc.) within school premises.
Students may not engage in practices such as posting videos of fights onto social media,
or images of school community members in a malicious manner.
2
Computer or Network Violation NOTE: may not be elevated to Level 4.

Examples (Computer): Using school computers for non‐instructional purpose, copyright
or trademark infringement, knowingly uploading or downloading destructive or
malicious programs or software, loading personal software or disks onto school
computers without permission of a principal/assistant principal or a district
administrator, vandalism of computers or computer equipment.

Examples (Network): use of computer network for non‐instructional purpose, knowingly
uploading or downloading destructive or malicious programs or software, sharing
passwords, attempting to read, delete, copy or modify the email of other users,
accessing secure areas other than for educational purposes, transmitting material
information or software in violation of any district policy or regulation, local, state or
federal law or regulation, or tampering with or misuse of the computer networking
system or taking any other action inconsistent with this regulation will be viewed as a
network violation.
3

TRESPASSING; VANDALISM OR CRIMINAL DAMAGE

Definitions
Criminal damage: Willful destruction or defacement of school property, commercial property located on school property, or personal property of another person,
so as to substantially impair its function or value in an amount of five thousand dollars or more. Principals/assistant principals may consider acts of vandalism that
result in damages exceeding $5,000 in value at a Level 4.

Example: Substantial destruction of copy machines, vehicles, science or computer equipment.
Violation Action Level
Trespassing

Entering or remaining on a public‐school campus or school board facility without authorization or invitation and with no lawful
purpose for entry. This includes students under suspension or expulsion and unauthorized persons who enter or remain on a campus
or school board facility after being directed to leave by the principal/assistant principal or designee of the facility, campus or function.
2
Graffiti or Tagging

Writing on walls; drawings or words painted or sprayed on walls or other surfaces that can be easily removed with soap or cleaner.
2
Vandalism of Personal and/or School Property Destroying or defacing personal or school property.

Examples of Vandalism of School Property: Destroying school computer records, carving initials or words in desk top, spray painting
on walls, damaging vehicles.
*Principals/assistant principals may use exclusionary discipline on a first offense per the guidelines on page 27, Level 3, above.
3

SEXUAL OFFENSES

Violation Action Level
Harassment, Sexual

Making unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, graphic, written or physical conduct of a sexual
nature where such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.
Sexual harassment can include nonverbal forms (e.g., “sexting,” tweeting, or otherwise sending messages through networking sites
and/or telecommunication devices)
3
Pornography

Possessing or providing sexually explicit and obscene depictions of persons, in words or images. Examples: viewing and/or sharing
nude or sexually‐charged images (non‐art, non‐educational) of people in books, magazines, electronic devices, or on the internet;
using an electronic device to send or receive nude images, partially‐nude images, or images that are sexual in nature (“i.e. sexting”),
or drawing nude images, partially‐nude images or images that are sexual in nature that have no redeeming educational value.
3
Harassment, Sexual with contact Committing sexual harassment that includes physical contact.
4
Indecent Exposure or Public Sexual Indecency Engaging in sexual acts or public sexual indecency.

Examples: public urination, streaking, masturbation, “peeping tom” (including taking photos or videotaping), exposing another
student’s private parts, or engaging in intercourse, or oral sex.
4
Sexual Assault or Rape Intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person
without consent of such person.
5
Mandatory report
to law enforcement

ARSON

Definitions
Structure: a building or place with sides and a floor used for lodging, business, transportation, recreation, or storage
Occupied structure: any structure in which one or more persons is, or is likely to be present, or is so near as to be in equivalent danger at the
outset of the fire or explosion. This includes any dwelling house, whether occupied or not.
Property: anything other than a structure that is owned and has value of any kind (e.g., a backpack, school book, clothing, etc.).
Damage: as used here, means a tangible or visible impairment to a surface.
Reckless Burning: recklessly causing a fire or explosion resulting in damage to a structure, wild land, or property.
Violation Action Level
Arson of a Structure or Property

Knowingly and unlawfully damaging a structure or property by knowingly causing a fire or explosion. Burning one’s own property
is not arson, except for burning one’s own property with the knowledge that it will ignite another’s property or a structure (but
may, where appropriate, be considered reckless burning).
4
Arson of an Occupied Structure

Knowingly and unlawfully damaging an occupied structure by knowingly causing a fire or explosion.
5
Mandatory report to
law enforcement and Fire
Dept.
NOTE: Principals/assistant principals may consider acts of arson that are only reckless (as opposed to knowing or intentional), or that damage property with a value
under $100, at Level 3. Please see the definition of Reckless Burning above.

HARASSMENT AND THREAT, INTIMIDATION

Violation Action Level
Threat or Intimidation

Indicating, by words or conduct, the intent to cause physical injury or serious damage to a person or their property, or intentionally
places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. This may include threats or intimidation that occurs
online or through a telecommunication device.
3
Bullying

Intimidating students by the real or threatened infliction of repeated physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted, or
emotional abuse, or through attacks on the property of another. It may include, but not be limited to actions such as verbal taunts,
name‐calling and put‐downs, including ethnically based or sex or gender‐based verbal put‐downs, and extortion of money or
possessions. Bullying can be physical in form (e.g., pushing, hitting, kicking, spitting, stealing); verbal (e.g., making threats, taunting,
teasing, name‐calling); non‐verbal/ cyber‐bullying (e.g., text messages, email, social networking‐such as, but not limited to
“Twitter”); or psychological (e.g., social exclusion, spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships).
3
Harassment, nonsexual

1. Anonymously or otherwise communicates or causes a communication with another person by verbal, electronic, mechanical,
telegraphic, telephonic or written means in a manner that harasses.
2. Repeatedly commits an act or acts that harass another person.
3. Surveils or causes another person to surveil a person for no legitimate purpose.
4. On more than one occasion makes a false report to a law enforcement, credit or social service agency.
5. Stalking‐Following another person in or about a public place for no legitimate purpose after being asked to desist.

NOTE: Bullying and Sexual Harassment are types of Harassment. Indicate Harassment, nonsexual if the violation is not specifically
Bullying or Sexual Harassment, or if the specific type of harassment is not known.
3
Hazing

Committing an act against another student, in which both of the following apply:

1. The act was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with or the maintenance of membership in any
organization (athletic team, association, club or other similar group that is affiliated with the school and whose membership
consists primarily of students enrolled at the school that is affiliated with an educational institution) affiliated with an educational
institution.
2. The act contributes a substantial risk of potential physical injury, mental harm or degradation or causes physical injury, mental
harm or personal degradation.

*Principals/assistant principals may treat incidents of hazing at a Level 4.
3

SCHOOL THREAT OR INTERFERENCE

Definitions
A School Threat occurs where a student uses words or actions to place students, staff, or school property guests in apprehension of harm, or to interfere with or
disrupt an educational institution.
Violation Action Level
Fire Alarm Misuse Intentionally ringing fire alarm when there is no fire, or misuse of a fire extinguisher. 4
Other School Threat (Verbal) Making a verbal School Threat. 4
Bomb Threat Threatening to cause harm by using or threatening to use a bomb, or arson‐causing device. 5
Expulsion
required by law
Chemical or Biological Threat Threatening to cause harm using dangerous chemicals or biological agents.
Other School Threat

Making a School Threat that might reasonably lead to the evacuation or closure of a school property or to the postponement,
cancellation, or suspension of any class or other school activity (though actual evacuation, closure, postponement, cancellation or
suspension is not required).

THEFT

Violation Action Level
Petty Theft Stealing cash, or property, valued under $100. 2
Theft – School Property or Non‐School Property

Knowingly:
b. Controls property of another with the intent to deprive the other person of such property; or
c. Converts for an unauthorized term or use services or property of another entrusted to the defendant or
placed in the defendant’s possession for a limited, authorized term or use; or
d. Obtains services or property of another by means of any material misrepresentation with intent to deprive
the other person of such property or services; or
e. Comes into control of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property of another under circumstances providing
means of inquiry as to the true owner and appropriates such property to the person’s own or another’s use
without reasonable efforts to notify the true owner; or
f. Controls property of another knowing or having reason to know that the property was stolen; or
g. Obtains services known to the defendant to be available only for compensation without paying or an
agreement to pay the compensation or diverts another’s services to the person’s own or another’s benefit
without authority to do so.
3
Burglary or Breaking and Entering

Entering or remaining unlawfully in or on the personal property of another, a classroom, a residential structure
or yard or a nonresidential structure or in a fenced commercial property with the intent to commit any theft
or any felony therein.
4
Extortion

Knowingly obtaining or seeking to obtain property or services by means of a threat to do in the future any of
the following:
1. Cause physical injury to anyone by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
2. Cause physical injury to anyone except as provided in paragraph 1 of this subsection.
3. Cause damage to property.
4. Engage in other conduct constituting an offense.
5. Accuse anyone of a crime or bring criminal charges against anyone.
6. Expose a secret or an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject anyone to hatred, contempt
or ridicule or to impair the person’s credit or business.
7. Take or withhold action as a public servant or cause a public servant to take or withhold action.
8. Cause anyone to part with any property.
4
Robbery

Taking any property of another from their person or immediate presence and against their will; threatens or
uses force against any person with intent either to coerce surrender of property or to prevent resistance to
such person taking or retaining property.
4
Armed Robbery

Committing robbery (see definition above) such person or an accomplice: (1) Is armed with a deadly weapon
or a simulated deadly weapon; or (2) Uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or a
simulated deadly weapon.
5
Mandatory report to
law enforcement
Burglary (First Degree)

Entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a residential structure or yard or a nonresidential structure or in a
fenced commercial with the intent to commit any theft or any felony therein) and knowingly possessing
explosives, a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument in the course of committing any theft or any felony.
5
Mandatory report to
law enforcement

WEAPONS AND DANGEROUS ITEMS (POSSESSION OF)

Violation Action Level
Dangerous Items

Possessing a knife with a blade length of less than 2.5 inches, air soft gun, b.b.gun, laser pointer, letter opener,
mace/pepper spray, paintball gun, pellet gun, razor blade/box cutter, simulated knife, taser or stun gun, tear
gas, firecrackers, smoke and stink bombs, gas, lighter fluid, and other dangerous items (anything that under
the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of
causing death or serious physical injury).
Mandatory report to law enforcement if under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used
or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury.
3
Simulated Firearm

Possessing a simulated firearm made of plastic, wood, metal or any other material which is a replica, facsimile,or toy version of a firearm.
If the simulated firearm is used to threaten or intimidate, the violation will be considered a level 4.
3
Other Weapons

Possessing a billy club, brass knuckles, knife with a blade length of at least 2.5 inches, nunchakus.
Mandatory report to law enforcement if under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used
or threatened to be used the item is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury.
4
Firearms

No student shall knowingly carry or possess on their person, within their immediate control, or in or on a
means of transportation a firearm without authorization by a school principal/assistant principal.

“Firearm” means any loaded or unloaded handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other weapon that will
expel, is designed to expel or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.
Firearm does not include a firearm in permanently inoperable condition.

“Other Firearms” –Firearms other than handguns, rifles or shotguns including:–any weapon (including astarter gun)
which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of any
explosive; the frame or receiver of any weapon described above; Any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; Any
destructive device, which includes: Any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas: Bomb; Grenade; Rocket having a
propellant charge of more than four ounces; Missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than
one‐quarter ounce, Mine or similar device. Any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to,
expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of
more than one‐half inch in diameter. Any combination or parts either designed or intended for use in
converting any device into any destructive device described in the two immediately preceding examples, and
from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. ()

NOTE: This definition does not apply to items such as toy guns, colorful plastic water guns, cap guns,
bb guns, and pellet guns)
5
Expulsion required by law
Mandatory report to
law enforcement