New Mexico - Limits on Referrals to Law Enforcement: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law authorizes districts to refer students to local law enforcement or does not address law enforcement reporting other than for federally-mandated reporting for selected offense types.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.11.2.12 Procedure for Detentions, Suspensions and Expulsions

(B) (6) Notification of law enforcement authorities: Unless a local school board policy provides otherwise, an administrative authority shall have discretion to notify the local children's court attorney, district attorney or other law enforcement officers when a search discloses illegally possessed contraband material or evidence of some other crime or delinquent act.


New Mexico Administrative Code 6.11.2.12 Procedure for Detentions, Suspensions and Expulsions

(D) (1) School discipline and criminal charges: Appropriate disciplinary actions may be taken against students regardless of whether criminal charges are also filed in connection with an incident.

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