Mission Jr. High School

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School Policies » Prohibited Conduct

Prohibited Conduct

A significant part of the District’s educational mission is to inculcate or instill the habits and manners of civility and to teach students the boundaries of socially appropriate behavior. In furtherance of this mission, students will be subject to disciplinary consequences if they engage in any of the following prohibited conduct while they are subject to the school’s jurisdiction as described in this Code of Conduct:

1. Scholastic dishonesty, which includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or any other assignment, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work or any other assignment for which a grade is awarded, falsifying records or school passes

2. Conduct that can cause injury to person or property, which may include dating violence

3. Leaving classroom, school grounds, or school-sponsored events without permission

4. Using profanity, lewd or vulgar language, or obscene gestures

5. Scuffling or fighting or other inappropriate physical contact that does not meet the definition of simple assault

6. Stealing

7. Lying about the conduct of other students or making false accusations about District employees

8. Disobeying school rules about conduct on school buses

9. Failing to comply with lawful directives given by school personnel

10. Failing to comply with campus or District policies

11. Bullying, harassment, and making hit lists, which include the following offenses:

a. Committing extortion, coercion, or blackmail (obtaining money or another object of value from an unwilling person), or forcing an individual to act through the use of force or threat of force

b. Making ethnic, racial, or religious slurs or any other harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, or disability

c. Verbal abuse or derogatory or offensive remarks addressed to others, which may include dating violence

d. Damaging or vandalizing property of other students

e. Conduct that constitutes sexual harassment or sexual abuse whether the conduct is by word,

gesture, or any other sexual conduct, including without limit, requests for sexual favors, which may include dating violence

12. Committing or assisting in a robbery, theft, or burglary

13. Any misbehavior that gives school officials reasonable cause to believe that the conduct will substantially disrupt the school program or incite violence

14. Damaging, defacing, tagging or vandalizing District property – including textbooks, locker,furniture, facilities and other equipment

15. Using or publicly displaying I-Pods, headsets, CD players, cassette players, electronic games or any personal games and/or electronic music devices

16. Using or publicly displaying a cellular telephone or other telecommunications device before the last bell at the end of the school day

17. Using or possessing ammunition, mace or pepper spray

18. Using or possessing a pellet gun, BB gun, air-powered rifle, toy gun, or any other instrument that may be perceived by a third party as a firearm

19. Using or possessing a taser, stun-gun, or similar device

20. Using or exhibiting school supplies (i.e., pencils, pens, scissors, etc.), or other items (i.e., razor, box cutter, chain, etc.) in a manner that threatens to inflict or actually inflicts bodily harm to another person or oneself

21. Using or possessing drug paraphernalia (roach clips, rolling papers, needles, baggies with residue, razor blades, pipes, etc.)

22. Using or possessing martial arts objects (i.e., shurikan [throwing stars], nunchakus [“nunchucks”], tonfa [wooden weapon], staff, baton [short stick], bolo [long cord with weights at end])

23. Using or possessing fireworks of any kind, smoke or stink bombs, or any other pyrotechnic device

24. Using or possessing a laser pointer for other than a classroom related approved activity

25. Inappropriate or offensive physical or sexual contact, whether or not it is consensual

26. Inappropriate exposure of a student’s body parts, including exposure of any portions of the body that are ordinarily covered by clothing or required to be covered by the dress code

27. Behaving in any way that disrupts the school environment or educational process

28. Using, possessing or smoking tobacco products

29. Using or possessing matches or a lighter

30. Using or possessing a knife with a blade of 5 ½ inches or less

31. Truancy, i.e., skipping school or cutting class without the parent’s or school’s knowledge or permission

32. Using, possessing or distributing any substance represented to be an illegal drug, a dangerous drug, a controlled substance, alcohol, or a prescription drug

33. Violating the District’s policy on taking prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs at school

34. Violating computer use policies, rules, or agreements signed by the student and/or agreements signed by the student’s parent or guardian

35. Gambling of any kind

36. Violating safety rules

37. Violating dress or grooming standards

38. Being a member of, pledging to become a member of, or soliciting another person to join or pledge a public school fraternity, sorority, secret society, or gang

39. Gang-related behavior or activity, including tagging of personal property on campus

40. Assisting, encouraging, promoting, or attempting to assist in the commission of a serious offense

41. Failing to report the commission of a serious offense by another student to a school official

42. Hazing

43. Making a false alarm or report of bombing, fire, or other emergency involving a public school, which includes the following offenses:

a. Pulling a fire alarm or discharging a fire extinguisher in a building owned or operated by MCISD, when there is no smoke, fire, or danger that requires evacuation

b. Calling 911 when no emergency exists

44. Making a terroristic threat involving a public school

45. Retaliating against any school employee or volunteer

46. Repeatedly violating previously communicated campus or classroom standards of behavior

47. Violating DAEP rules while assigned to the DAEP

48. Engaging in any conduct punishable as a felony, which includes the offenses of:

a. Causing an employee to be in contact with the blood, bodily fluids, saliva, urine, or feces of

any person or animal

b. Placing graffiti on any tangible property owned by the District

c. Distributing, selling, delivering, or attempting to distribute, sell or deliver any substance

represented to be an illegal drug, a dangerous drug, a controlled substance, or alcohol

d. Online harassment

49. Committing an assault of any kind, which may include dating violence

50. Selling, giving, or delivering to another person or possessing, using or being under the influence of marijuana or a controlled substance or a dangerous drug

51. Selling, giving, or delivering to another person an alcoholic beverage; committing a serious act or offense while under the influence of alcohol; or possessing, using, or being under the influence of alcohol

52. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of an offense relating to an abusable volatile chemical

53. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of public lewdness or indecent exposure

54. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of improper photography or visual recording

55. Using, exhibiting, or possessing a firearm, except as permitted for participation or preparation for a school-sanctioned shooting sports educational activity sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife and that is not located on school property

56. Using, exhibiting, or possessing an illegal knife

57. Using, exhibiting, or possessing a club

58. Using, exhibiting, or possessing a prohibited weapon

59. Possessing material that is pornographic

60. Engaging in conduct that constitutes dating violence, including the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to harm, threaten, intimidate or control another person with whom the student has or has had a dating relationship

61. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of aggravated assault, sexual assault, or aggravated sexual assault

62. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of arson

63. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of murder, capital murder, or criminal attempt to commit murder or capital murder

64. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of indecency with a child

65. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of aggravated kidnapping

66. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of aggravated robbery against another student

67. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of manslaughter

68. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of criminally negligent homicide

69. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children

70. Engaging in conduct that contains the elements of deadly conduct