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Oakdale Jt. USD |  AR  5145.11  Students

Questioning And Apprehension   

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Questioning on School Grounds

The school shall keep a record of any interviews of students by law officers on school premises. Such records shall include the date and time, name and identifying number of the officer, the agency employing the officer and his/her official capacity, the time when he/she arrived and left, the fact that the principal or designee was or was not present during the interview, the reason for the questioning and/or release, and any other pertinent information.


Police officers, officers of the juvenile court, and other authorized law enforcement officials have an absolute right to enter a school to take a student into custody or to make an arrest of a student.

If a minor student is removed from school into the custody of a peace officer, the principal or designee shall immediately notify the parent/guardian or responsible relative regarding the student's release and the place to which he/she is reportedly being taken, except when the minor has been taken into custody as a victim of suspected child abuse. (Education Code 48906)

The principal or designee shall record the time(s) of contact or attempted contact with the parent/guardian.

If the student is suspected of being a victim of child abuse, the Superintendent or designee shall give the telephone number and address of the student's parent/guardian to the law enforcement officer, and the officer then has the responsibility of immediately notifying the parent/guardian. (Education Code 48906)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

The Superintendent or designee shall immediately be notified of the student's removal. This initial verbal notice will be followed by a written report by the principal or designee and shall include the date and time of arrest, the identity, badge number and official capacity of the officer and the reason for release.


approved: April 12, 2010 Oakdale, California