Alaska - Limits on Referrals to Law Enforcement: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to refer students to local law enforcement for any offense that may be a violation of the criminal code.

Alaska Statutes 2017 Section 14.33.140 Civil liability for enforcing disciplinary and safety program.

A teacher, a teacher’s assistant, a principal, or another person responsible for students is not liable for civil damage resulting from an act or omission (1) arising out of enforcement of an approved school disciplinary and safety program adopted under AS 14.33.120; and (2) arising out of and in the course of employment unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct.


Alaska Statutes 2017 Section 14.33.130 Enforcement of approved program; additional safety obligations.

(b)  A teacher, a teacher’s assistant, a principal, or another person responsible for students who

  • (1)  receives information about a student under AS 47.12.310(b) or receives information that may affect the safety of students or staff shall notify the student’s teacher or a school administrator; and
  • (2)  in the course of employment, observes a student committing a crime shall report the crime to the local law enforcement agency; in this paragraph, “crime” has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900.
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