State law addresses disciplinary consequences for bullying behavior.
Nevada Revised Statutes 388.1351. Staff member required to report violation to administrator; required actions and investigation; notification to parent or guardian; written report of findings and conclusions of investigation; follow-up with victim; list of resources to be provided to parent or guardian; appeal of disciplinary action; reassignment of pupil who is victim of bullying or cyber-bullying; reports.
- An administrator or designee who conducts an investigation required by this section shall complete a written report of the findings and conclusions of the investigation. If a violation is found to have occurred: (a) The report must include recommendations concerning the imposition of disciplinary action or other measures to be imposed as a result of the violation, in accordance with the policy governing disciplinary action adopted by the governing body. Subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the report must be made available, not later than 24 hours after the completion of the written report, to all parents or guardians who must be notified pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 3 as part of the investigation; and (b) Any action taken after the completion of the investigation to address the bullying or cyber-bullying must be carried out in a manner that causes the least possible disruption for the victim or victims. When necessary, the administrator or his or her designee shall give priority to ensuring the safety and well-being of the victim or victims over any interest of the perpetrator or perpetrators when determining the actions to take.
Nevada Revised Statutes 392.915. Threatening to cause bodily harm or death to pupil or school employee by means of oral, written or electronic communication; penalties.
- A person shall not, through the use of any means of oral, written or electronic communication, including, without limitation, through the use of cyber-bullying, knowingly threaten to cause bodily harm or death to a pupil or employee of a school district or charter school with the intent to: (a) Intimidate, harass, frighten, alarm or distress a pupil or employee of a school district or charter school; (b) Cause panic or civil unrest; or (c) Interfere with the operation of a public school, including, without limitation, a charter school.
- Unless a greater penalty is provided by specific statute, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of: (a) A misdemeanor, unless the provisions of paragraph (b) apply to the circumstances. (b) A gross misdemeanor, if the threat causes: (1) Any pupil or employee of a school district or charter school who is the subject of the threat to be intimidated, harassed, frightened, alarmed or distressed; (2) Panic or civil unrest; or (3) Interference with the operation of a public school, including, without limitation, a charter school.