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    STOP BULLYING

     

     

     

    Bullying, as the term is defined in Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-751.4), is strictly prohibited. The Student Code of Conduct for all schools within the school system expressly prohibits bullying. 

    Bullying is defined as an act that is:

         1. Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so; or

         2. Any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm; or

         3. Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act that a reasonable person would perceive as being intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate, that:

             • causes another person substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm;

             • has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education;

             • is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or,

             • has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

      

    SCHOOL SAFETY HOTLINE

    The Georgia Department of Education operates a School Safety Hotline as a resource to teachers, administrators, students and parents. The mission of the hotline is to “provide a safe and secure environment conducive to learning…” for every school community.

    The hotline is toll-free and anonymous and can be reached by dialing 1-877-SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867). An initiative of the Georgia Safety and Violence Task Force, this is the nation’s first state-sponsored school safety hotline.

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    COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL-AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY

     

    If you or your student believe that a student is being bullied, please report it to a school staff member or administrator immediately. 

    SMS Bullying Report Form

     

     

Last Modified on August 3, 2021