State law enumerates protected classes, including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.
Hawaii Administrative Rules 8-19 Student Misconduct, Discipline, School Searches and Seizures, Reporting Offenses, Police Interviews, and Arrests and Restitution for Vandalism.
§ 8-19-18. Prohibited Searches and Seizures. Except as provided in section 8-19-14 regarding student lockers:
(1) Random searches are prohibited.
(2) Strip searches are prohibited.
(3) A school official shall not conduct a search requiring bodily contact of a student except when such a search is necessary to prevent harm to the health or safety, or both of a person or persons.
(4) In the course of a search, the use of force against a student is prohibited unless the school official believes that the force to be used is necessary to prevent harm to the health or safety, or both of a person or persons or where the student physically resists the search.
(5) A search conducted under the provisions of this subchapter shall be limited to the object or objects for which the search was conducted. However, any other object observed during a search may be seized by a school official when possession of the object is a violation of law or the provisions of this chapter, or when non-seizure may pose a threat to the health or safety, or both of a person or persons, including the school official conducting the searc. [Eff 5/23/86; comp 7/19/93; comp 5/19/97; comp 2/22/01; am and comp 9/10/09] (Auth: HRS §302A-1112) (Imp: Hawaii Const. Art. X, §3; HRS §§302A-1101, 302A-1112)
Hawaii Board of Education Policy 305-10 ANTI-HARASSMENT, ANTI-BULLYING, AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AGAINST STUDENT(S) BY EMPLOYEES
Anti-harassment, anti-bullying, anti-discrimination policy.