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Gang-Related Activity

Gang-related activity can be intimidating to students, parents and staff and is disruptive to the educational process. Although this list is not all inclusive, examples of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviors are such things as gang graffiti on school property, intimidation of others, gang fights and/or initiation rituals, wearing or possessing gang-related apparel. A “gang” can be any group of students and/or non-students whose group behavior is threatening, delinquent, or criminal. Since gang behavior, markers, and colors are variable and subject to rapid change, school administrators and staff must exercise judgment and their individual discretion based upon current circumstances in their neighborhood schools when evaluating gang-related activity. Gang-related indicators that will be considered should include:

  • The student associating with admitted or known gang members
  • The student displaying gang logos, graffiti and/or symbols on personal possessions
  • The student displaying gang hand signs or signals to others
  • The student talking about gang activities with others
  • Hostile contact with others in which two or more students have contributed to a situation causing bodily harm to another
Table 1: Consequences For Gang-Related Activity
Gang-Related ActivityConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
Any Occurrence
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • 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