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Discipline Incident (disciplineIncident)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
The occurrence of an infraction ranging from a minor problem behavior that disrupts the orderly functioning of a school or classroom (such as tardiness) to a criminal act that results in the involvement of a law enforcement official (such as robbery). A single event (e.g., a fight) is one incident regardless of how many perpetrators or victims are involved.


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Alcohol Violation

Alcohol Violation

Source: Handbooks
Violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or consumption of intoxicating alcoholic beverages or substances represented as alcohol. Suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol may be included if it results in disciplinary action.

Code Set:

  • Distribution of alcohol - Distributing (i.e., giving away) alcoholic beverages.
  • Drinking alcohol - Drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Other - N/A
  • Possession of alcohol - Having alcoholic beverages in one’s pocket(s), bag(s), car, locker, etc.
  • Sale of alcohol - Selling alcoholic beverages.
  • + 1 More Codes...
Attendance Policy Violation

Attendance Policy Violation

Source: Handbooks
Violation of state, school district, or school policy relating to attendance.

Code Set:

  • Forging absence excuse - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Skipping class - N/A
  • Tardiness - N/A
  • Truancy - N/A
Drugs Excluding Alcohol and Tobacco Violation

Drugs Excluding Alcohol and Tobacco Violation

Source: Handbooks
Unlawful use, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, solicitation, purchase, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug (e.g., Demerol, morphine) or narcotic substance.

Code Set:

  • Distribution of illegal drug - Distributing (i.e., giving away) illegal drugs.
  • Distribution of substance represented as an illegal drug - Distributing (i.e., giving away) substance represented as an illegal drug.
  • Other - N/A
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia - Having equipment (e.g., bong) for use in consuming illegal drugs in one’s pocket(s), bag(s), car, locker, etc.
  • Possession of illegal drug - Having an illegal drug in one’s pocket(s), bag(s), car, locker, etc.
  • + 5 More Codes...
Facilities Code

Facilities Code

Source: Handbooks
A locally assigned unique number or alphanumeric code used to capture precise information on locations specific to a school (e.g., building number, class number, hall number, school bus number, computer station number, or internet protocol (IP) address).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Firearm Type

Firearm Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of firearm.

Code Set:

  • Handgun - A handgun or pistol. Any firearm which has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand.
  • Other type of firearm - Another type of firearm including zip guns, starter guns, and flare guns. As defined by the Gun-Free Schools Act, other firearms include: any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to, expel a projectile by the action of any explosive; the frame or receiver of any weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; and any destructive device, which includes: any explosive, incendiary (e.g., bomb, grenade), or poison gas; any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter; and any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in the two immediately preceding examples, and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled.
  • Rifle - A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.
  • Shotgun - A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shots or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger.
Harassment, Nonsexual Violation

Harassment, Nonsexual Violation

Source: Handbooks
Repeatedly annoying or attacking a student or group of students or other personnel which creates an intimidating or hostile educational or work environment.

Code Set:

  • Bullying - Repeated negative behaviors intended to frighten or cause discomfort. These may include, but are not limited to verbal or written threats or physical harm.
  • Hazing - Committing an act or acts against a student or coercing a student to commit an act that creates risk of harm to a person in order to be initiated into a student organization or class.
  • Other - N/A
IEP Placement Meeting Convened

IEP Placement Meeting Convened

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether an offense and/or disciplinary action resulted in a meeting of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine appropriate placement.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Inappropriate use of Medication Violation

Inappropriate use of Medication Violation

Source: Handbooks
Use, possession, or distribution of any prescription or over-the-counter medication, (e.g., aspirin, cough syrup, caffeine pills, nasal sprays) in violation of school policy.

Code Set:

  • Distribution of medication - Distributing (i.e., giving away) prescription or over-the-counter medicine in violation of school rules.
  • Other - N/A
  • Possession of medication in violation of school rules - Having prescription or over-the-counter medication in one’s pocket(s), bag(s), car, locker, etc., in violation of school rules.
  • Sale of medication - Selling prescription or over-the-counter medication.
  • Suspicion of use of medication in violation of school rules - An instance where an individual’s behavior suggests that he or she used prescription or over the-counter drugs in violation of school rules.
  • + 1 More Codes...
Incident Behavior

Incident Behavior

Source: Handbooks
Categories of behavior coded for use in describing an incident.

Code Set:

  • Alcohol - Violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or consumption of intoxicating alcoholic beverages or substances represented as alcohol. Suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol may be included if it results in disciplinary action.
  • Arson - To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any school or personal property by fire or incendiary device. Firecrackers, fireworks, and trashcan fires would be included in this category if they were contributing factors to a damaging fire.
  • Attendance Policy Violation - Violation of state, school district, or school policy relating to attendance.
  • Battery - Touching or striking of another person against his or her will or intentionally causing bodily harm to an individual.
  • Burglary/Breaking and Entering - Unlawful entry or attempted entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a crime.
  • + 22 More Codes...
Incident Cost

Incident Cost

Source: Handbooks
The value of any quantifiable monetary loss directly resulting from the incident. Examples include the value of repairs necessitated by vandalism of a school facility, the value of personnel resources used for repairs or consumed by the incident, the value of stolen items, and the value of time consumed by an incident (e.g., instructional time involved in evacuating a school during a false fire alarm).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Incident Date

Incident Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which the incident occurred.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Incident Identifier

Incident Identifier

Source: Handbooks
A locally assigned unique identifier (within the school or school district) to identify each specific incident or occurrence. The same identifier should be used to document the entire incident even if it included multiple offenses and multiple offenders.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Incident Injury Type

Incident Injury Type

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the occurrence of physical injury to participants involved in the incident and, if so, the level of injury sustained.

Code Set:

  • Fatal injury - A bodily injury that results in death.
  • Major injury - An injury that requires professional medical attention and may include, but is not limited to, a bullet wound, a stab or puncture wound, fractured or broken bones, concussions, cuts requiring stitches, and any other injury with profuse or excessive bleeding, but not constituting designation as serious bodily injury.
  • Minor injury - An injury that does not require professional medical attention such as a scrape on the body, knee or elbow; and/or minor bruising. Medical attention from the school nurse qualifies the injury as minor unless further medical attention is required.
  • No injury - No one was physically injured during the course of the incident.
  • Serious bodily injury - A bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, extreme physical pain, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty.
Incident Location Code

Incident Location Code

Source: Handbooks
Identifies where the incident occurred and whether or not it occurred on campus.

Code Set:

  • Administrative offices area - A location on campus designated as a school office area (e.g., main office, principal’s office).
  • Athletic field or playground - A location on campus in an area designated as an athletic field or playground.
  • Auditorium - A location on campus designated as an auditorium.
  • Bus stop - A location off campus designated as a bus stop area.
  • Cafeteria area - A location on campus designated as an area where students eat meals.
  • + 20 More Codes...
Incident Recording Mechanism

Incident Recording Mechanism

Source: Handbooks
The mechanism by which evidence of an incident or offense may have been recorded (e.g., a hallway video camera, e-mail server, or police report.)

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Incident Reporter Type

Incident Reporter Type

Source: Handbooks
Information on the type of individual who reported the incident. When known and/or if useful, use a more specific option code (e.g., "Counselor" rather than "Professional Staff").

Code Set:

  • Administrator - A general job classification that describes staff members who perform management activities that require developing broad policies and executing those policies through direction of individuals at all levels. This includes high-level administrative activities performed directly for policymakers.
  • All Other Support Staff - Support staff not reported in instructional or student support. Other support staff includes employees such as data processing, health, plant and equipment maintenance, bus drivers, security, and food service workers.
  • Athletic coach - An individual who Instructs individuals in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and direct team or individual strategy. 13. Student activity advisor/non athletic coach - An individual who instructs individuals in the fundamentals of a non athletic activity and develops training and competition schedules.
  • Board of education/school board/board of trustees member - An individual who performs activities as a member of a legally constituted body which has been created and vested with responsibilities for educational policy and decision making as specified in education codes and regulations in a given geographical area.
  • Bus driver - A person who drives a bus used in the service of a school or system.
  • + 36 More Codes...
Incident Time

Incident Time

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the time of day the incident took place.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Incident Time Description Code

Incident Time Description Code

Source: Handbooks
A code for the description of the time of day that an incident took place.

Code Set:

  • After classes - The incident occurred after the end of regular classes.
  • Before classes - The incident occurred before the start of regular classes.
  • During class - The incident occurred during a regular class period.
  • During lunch/recess - The incident occurred during lunch or recess.
  • During passing - The incident occurred while students were in transit between regular classes.
  • + 7 More Codes...
Incident Witness Type

Incident Witness Type

Source: Handbooks
Information on the type of individual who witnessed the incident. A “witness” is an individual who can give a firsthand account of an incident that was seen, heard, or experienced.

Code Set:

  • Administrator - A general job classification that describes staff members who perform management activities that require developing broad policies and executing those policies through direction of individuals at all levels. This includes high-level administrative activities performed directly for policymakers.
  • All Other Support Staff - Support staff not reported in instructional or student support. Other support staff includes employees such as data processing, health, plant and equipment maintenance, bus drivers, security, and food service workers.
  • Athletic coach - An individual who Instructs individuals in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and direct team or individual strategy. 13. Student activity advisor/non athletic coach - An individual who instructs individuals in the fundamentals of a non athletic activity and develops training and competition schedules.
  • Board of education/school board/board of trustees member - An individual who performs activities as a member of a legally constituted body which has been created and vested with responsibilities for educational policy and decision making as specified in education codes and regulations in a given geographical area.
  • Bus driver - A person who drives a bus used in the service of a school or system.
  • + 36 More Codes...
Knife Type

Knife Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of knife used as a weapon.

Code Set:

  • Knife with blade length greater than or equal to 2.5 inches - A knife with a blade greater than or equal to 2.5 inches.
  • Knife with blade length less than 2.5 inches - A knife with a blade less than 2.5 inches in length.
  • Other knife - Another type of knife.
Multiple Offense Designation

Multiple Offense Designation

Source: Handbooks
An indication of whether the offense was primary or secondary in nature when a single incident included more than one type of offense.

Code Set:

  • Primary - N/A
  • Secondary - N/A
Obscene Behavior Violation

Obscene Behavior Violation

Source: Handbooks rc8
Language or actions, written, oral, physical, or electronic, in violation of community or school standards.

Code Set:

  • Drawing obscene pictures - Creating illustrations of a sexually explicit or vulgar nature.
  • Obscene electronic communication - Posting obscene messages on Internet message boards, sending obscenities via Internet chat rooms/instant messaging, and downloading or emailing obscene material.
  • Obscene gestures - Gestures that are offensive, socially unacceptable, or otherwise not suitable for an educational setting.
  • Obscene language/profanity - Suggestive, explicit, or vulgar language, cursing, or abusive language.
  • Obscene written messages - Writing obscene messages on paper, on black boards, or elsewhere on school property (e.g., on bathroom wall).
  • + 1 More Codes...
Reported to Law Enforcement

Reported to Law Enforcement

Source: Handbooks
An indication of whether the school resource officer or any other law enforcement official was notified about the incident, regardless of whether official action is taken.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Reporter ID

Reporter ID

Source: Handbooks
Identifies the reporter of the incident, when a student or staff member, by use of a pre-existing school or district unique identifier.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
School Threat Violation

School Threat Violation

Source: Handbooks
Any threat (verbal, written, or electronic) by a person to bomb or use other substances or devices for the purpose of exploding, burning, causing damage to a school building or school property, or to harm students or staff.

Code Set:

  • Bomb threat - Intentionally making a false report of potential harm from a bomb, dynamite, explosive, or arson-causing device.
  • Chemical/biological threat - Intentionally making a false report of potential harm from dangerous chemicals or biological agents.
  • Fire alarm - Verbally or otherwise (e.g., ringing alarm bells) making a false report of fire.
  • Other - N/A
  • Terroristic threat - Making terroristic threats to harm students or school officials, and/or to destroy school property.
Secondary Incident Behavior

Secondary Incident Behavior

Source: Handbooks
Supplemental information about an incident when the primary offense is more serious in nature than alcohol or drug, etc. offenses.

Code Set:

  • Alcohol-related - Those involved in the incident were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident or there is evidence of drinking having occurred, based on testing or investigation of a police officer at the scene, or if the incident is somehow related to possession, use, or sale of alcohol. Do not use this code if the main offense during the incident was possession, use, or sale of alcohol. In that case, report as an alcohol offense.
  • Drug-related - Those involved in the incident were under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident, based on testing or investigation done by police as a result of the incident, or if the incident is somehow related to possession, use, or sale of drugs. Drugs include illegal substances such as marijuana and cocaine and unauthorized use of controlled substances such as Demerol and morphine (consult local and state laws for a complete list of these substances). Do not use this code if the main offense during the incident was possession, use, or sale of drugs. In that case, report as a drug offense.
  • Gang-related - The incident was gang-motivated or gang membership caused the incident or contributed to actions that occurred during the incident. For example, an incident of vandalism or robbery might be part of an initiation into a gang, or a fight might be caused by gang rivalry. Use this code only if certain that gang membership contributed to the incident. A gang is an organized group characterized by turf concerns, symbols, special dress, and/or colors and that engages in delinquent or illegal activity.
  • Hate-related (Disability) - The incident was motivated by hate due to some characteristics or perceived characteristics of the victim related to a disability. Any act, or attempted act, is hate related if it is designed to cause physical injury, emotional suffering, or property damage through intimidation, harassment, slurs and bigoted epithets, vandalism, force, or the threat of force, motivated all or in part by hostility toward some real or perceived characteristic of the victim.
  • Hate-related (Other) - The incident was motivated by hate due to some characteristics or perceived characteristics of the victim, including religion, political beliefs, marital status, age, social and family background, or linguistic preference. Any act, or attempted act, is hate related if it is designed to cause physical injury, emotional suffering, or property damage through intimidation, harassment, racial/ethnic slurs and bigoted epithets, vandalism, force, or the threat of force, motivated all or in part by hostility toward some real or perceived characteristic of the victim.
  • + 6 More Codes...
Suicide Violation

Suicide Violation

Source: Handbooks
Act or instance of taking one''s own life voluntarily and intentionally.

Code Set:

  • Attempted suicide - Attempting to take one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally.
  • Other - N/A
  • Suicide - Act or instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally.
Theft Violation

Theft Violation

Source: Handbooks
The unlawful taking of property belonging to another person or entity (e.g., school) without threat, violence or bodily harm. Electronic theft of data should be coded here. Do not include dealing in stolen goods in this category.

Code Set:

  • General theft, Other entity - Taking or attempting to take money or property belonging to an entity such as a school with the intent to permanently deprive the entity of its possessions.
  • General theft, Person - Taking or attempting to take money or property belonging to another person with the intent to permanently deprive the victim of his or her possessions.
  • Other - N/A
Threat/Intimidation Violation

Threat/Intimidation Violation

Source: Handbooks
Physical, verbal, written, or electronic action which immediately creates fear of harm, without displaying a weapon and without subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.

Code Set:

  • Electronic threat - Threatening an individual or group of individuals by email, postings on Internet sites, or through other electronic mechanisms.
  • Other - N/A
  • Physical threat - Threatening an individual or group of individuals with a gesture(s) or body language.
  • Verbal threat - Threatening an individual or group of individuals with spoken words or sounds.
  • Written threat - Threatening an individual or group of individuals in writing (e.g., letter, note, message on chalkboard).
Tobacco Violation

Tobacco Violation

Source: Handbooks
Possession, use, distribution, or sale of tobacco products.

Code Set:

  • Distribution of tobacco - Distribution (i.e., giving away) tobacco products.
  • Other - N/A
  • Possession of tobacco - Having tobacco in one’s pocket(s), bag(s), car, locker, etc.
  • Sale of tobacco - Sale of tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes, chewing tobacco).
  • Suspicion of use of tobacco - An instance where an individual’s behavior, breath, etc. suggests that he or she used tobacco.
  • + 1 More Codes...
Vandalism Violation

Vandalism Violation

Source: Handbooks
Willful destruction or defacement of school or personal property.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Vandalism of personal property - Willful destruction or defacement of personal property.
  • Vandalism of school property - Willful destruction or defacement of school property.
Weapon Type

Weapon Type

Source: Handbooks
Identifies the type of weapon used during an incident. The Federal Gun-Free Schools Act requires states to report the number of students expelled for bringing firearms to school by type of firearm.

Code Set:

  • Firearm - The weapon involved was a firearm.
  • Knife - The weapon involved was a knife.
  • None - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Other Object - Another known object (e.g., chain, nunchakus, brass knuckle, billy club, electrical weapon or device [stun gun], BB or pellet gun).
  • + 3 More Codes...
Witness ID

Witness ID

Source: Handbooks
Identifies the witness of the incident by use of a pre-existing unique identifier assigned to a student or staff member by a school or district.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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