FNCC(LEGAL) - STUDENT CONDUCT: PROHIBITED ORGANIZATIONS AND HAZING

Membership and Solicitation

Misdemeanor Offense

  1. Is a member of, pledges to become a member of, joins, or solicits another person to join or pledge to become a member of a public school fraternity, sorority, secret society, or gang; or
  2. Is not enrolled in a public school and solicits another person to attend a meeting of a public school fraternity, sorority, secret society, or gang or a meeting at which membership in one of those groups is encouraged.

Public School Fraternity, Sorority, Secret Society, or Gang

DAEP Placement

Felony Offense

Personal Hazing Offense

  1. Engages in hazing.
  2. Solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another in engaging in hazing.
  3. Has firsthand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident involving a student in an educational institution, or firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing incident has occurred, and knowingly fails to report that knowledge in writing to a principal, superintendent, or designee.

Definitions

Hazing

  1. Is any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity;
  2. Involves sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other similar activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student;
  3. Involves consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance, other than as described by item 5, below, that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student;
  4. Is any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task that involves a violation of the Penal Code; or
  5. Involves coercing, as defined by Penal Code 1.07, the student to consume:
    1. A drug; or
    2. An alcoholic beverage or liquor in an amount that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the student is intoxicated, as defined by Penal Code 49.01.

Educational Institution

Student

  1. Is registered in or in attendance at an educational institution;
  2. Has been accepted for admission at the educational institution where the hazing incident occurs; or
  3. Intends to attend an educational institution during any of its regular sessions after a period of scheduled vacation.

Organization

Information Regarding Gang-Free Zones

Penelope ISD

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UPDATE 114

DATE ISSUED: 10/25/2019