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False Accusations

Falsely reporting crimes or purposely and knowingly giving false information to a school administrator or other investigator during the process of an investigation, in accordance with the NM Criminal Code Statute

Table 1: Consequences For False Accusations
False AccusationsConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
1st Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
2nd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension