Zero Tolerance

The following are considered zero tolerance offenses :

  • Possession of a firearm, explosive, poison gas device, bomb or similar device

  • Illegal possession of a controlled substance or drug

  • Striking a teacher, principal, administrator or any other employee of the Hamilton County Department of Education, including an SRO

  • Transmitting by an electronic device a credible threat to cause bodily injury or death to another student or school employee

Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation is defined as “intentional behavior toward a student or group of students whether directly, through a third party, or through the use of electronic devices or media, that places a student or groups of students in a state of fear or creates a hostile educational environment."

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