Carlsbad USD | BP 5145.11 Students
Questioning And Apprehension By Law Enforcement
The following policy applies only to questioning by law enforcement and does not apply to questioning by school resource officers or District personnel in connection with school discipline issues. In addition, this policy does not apply to the interviewing of suspected child abuse victims by a child protective agency representative not accompanied by law enforcement, see AR 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting. For searches of students and/or their belongings, see BP/AR 5145.12 - Search and Seizure.
The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a safe learning environment and cooperating with law enforcement officials and peace officers as necessary to help ensure the safety of students, staff, and the community and in carrying out their official duties.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 3515.3 - District Policy/Security Department)
(cf. 5141.4 - child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)
(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)
Except in cases of child abuse or neglect, the principal or designee shall attempt to notify the student's parent/guardian as soon as practicable after law enforcement has interviewed the student on school premises.
Law enforcement officers have the right to interview and question students on school premises. When such an interview is requested, the principal or designee shall ascertain the officer's identity, official capacity, and the authority under which he/she acts. If the officer needs to interview or question the student immediately, the principal or designee shall accommodate the process in a way that causes the least possible disruption to the school, gives the student appropriate privacy, and models exemplary cooperation with community law enforcement authorities.
At the law officer's discretion and with the student's approval, the principal or designee may be present during the interview.
If the law officer finds it necessary to remove the student from school, the principal or designee shall first ascertain the reason for such action. Upon releasing the student, the principal or designee shall immediately attempt to inform the student's parent/guardian.
Personnel responsible for releasing a student from school custody shall exercise extreme diligence to prevent such release to any unauthorized or unidentified person.
(cf. 5142 - Safety)
Although subpoenas may legally be served at school on students age 12 or older, the Board believes that serving officials should be strongly urged to serve subpoenas at the home of the student whenever possible. In these situations, steps should be taken to ensure a minimum of embarrassment or loss of class time for the student.
44807 Duty concerning conduct of pupils
48264 Arrest of truants
48265 Delivery of truant
48902 Notice to law enforcement authorities
48906 Release of minor pupil to peace officers; notice to parent, guardian
48909 Narcotics and other hallucinogenic drugs (re arrest)
CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
416.60 Service of summons or complaint to a minor
1328 Service of subpoena
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
627 Custody of minor
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
303 Duty to remain at school
Camreta v. Greene, (2011) 131 S.Ct. 2020
People v. Lessie, (2010) 47 Cal. 4th 1152
In re William V., (2003) 111 Cal.App.4th 1464
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
54 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 96 (1971)
34 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 93 (1959)
California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General: http://oag.ca.gov
Policy CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 26, 2006 Carlsbad, California
revised: July 28, 2010
revised: February 8, 2012