Zero Tolerance Policy
Wilson Middle School adheres to the provisions of the district's Zero Tolerance Policy. The Zero Tolerance Policy defines a weapon as a firearm, pistol replica, starter pistol, stun, BB or pellet gun, knife of any size/type, dirk, dagger, razor, slingshot, explosive, and all fireworks. Any object used in a threatening manner, and not usually considered a weapon, i.e., pants' chains, will be considered a weapon under the Zero Tolerance Policy.
The first offense for possession or use of a weapon and the third offense for fighting that inflicts injury within one year are Zero Tolerance offenses. The Zero Tolerance Policy applies to trespassing on school grounds by non-enrolled students who have not obtained clearance from the school office and will result in a Zero Tolerance action on the third offense. Students who violate the Zero Tolerance Policy are subject to a police investigation and a five-day suspension pending a district expulsion hearing.
The Zero Tolerance Policy of City Schools specifies that weapons, violent acts, and repeated fighting on campus will not be tolerated. Any student who possesses a firearm, knife, explosive, or any other dangerous object, or uses an object of any type in a threatening manner, is considered in violation of this policy. Consequences: Any student, regardless of age or reason, who possesses a weapon on campus, coming to or from school, or attending school activities, shall be considered for expulsion and district discipline procedures. The student may be arrested by a law enforcement agency, recommended for placement in an educational program at another site, or expelled. Any weapons will be confiscated and held by the school police pending a parent contact and subsequent suspension.