State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds or at school-related events.
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes 1949 Act 14. Article XIII-A. Safe Schools. Section 1303-A. Reporting.
(c) Each chief school administrator shall form an advisory committee composed of relevant school staff, including, but not limited to, principals, security personnel, school resource officers, guidance counselors and special education administrators, to assist in the development of a memorandum of understanding pursuant to this section. In consultation with the advisory committee, each chief school administrator shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with police departments having jurisdiction over school property of the school entity. Each chief school administrator shall submit a copy of the memorandum of understanding to the office by June 30, 2011, and biennially update and re-execute a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement and file such memorandum with the office on a biennial basis. The memorandum of understanding shall be signed by the chief school administrator, the chief of police of the police department with jurisdiction over the relevant school property and principals of each school building of the school entity. The memorandum of understanding shall comply with the regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education under section 1302.1-A and shall also include:
- (1) The procedure for police department review of the annual report required under subsection (b) prior to the chief school administrator filing the report required under subsection (b) with the office.
- (2) A procedure for the resolution of school violence data discrepancies in the report prior to filing the report required under subsection (b) with the office.
- (3) Additional matters pertaining to crime prevention agreed to between the chief school administrator and the police department.
The Pennsylvania Code § 10.2. Definitions.
Incident -- An instance involving one or more of the following: (i) An act of violence. (ii) The possession of a weapon by a person. (iii) The possession, use or sale of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia as defined in section 2 of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (35 P. S. § 780-102). (iv) The possession, use or sale of alcohol or tobacco by a person on school property. (v) Conduct that constitutes an offense under section 1303-A(b)(4.1) or (4.2) of the Safe Schools Act (24 P. S. § 13-1303-A(b)(4.1) and (4.2)).