Harassment and Hazing
Harassment, hazing, humiliation, and/or discrimination of any type will not be tolerated at Great Falls High School. If such activities should occur, they will result in disciplinary action.
Generally, hazing means committing an act against a student, or coercing a student into committing an act that creates a risk of harm to a person in order for the student to be initiated into or affiliated with a student activity, organization or club, or for any other purpose.
Hazing or harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Any type of physical brutality.
- Any type of physical activity or other type of activity that subjects a student to an unreasonable risk of harm that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
- Any activity that discourages a student from being in school.
- Any activity that is in violation of the law or school rules.
- Knowingly aiding and abetting another person who is engaged in hazing.
All students and staff are required to report any alleged hazing or bullying violations to school Administrators.
Any and all forms of harassment in cyberspace, often called “cyber bullying,” are unacceptable. Cyberbullying includes, but is not limited to, the following misuses of technology: harassing, teasing, intimidating, threatening, or terrorizing another student by sending or posting inappropriate email messages, instant messages, text messages, digital photos, or website postings. Any incidents of cyberbullying should be reported to an Administrator; these reports will be investigated fully. Consequences may include the loss of computer privileges, detention, suspension, or involvement of law enforcement. Also see Sexual Harassment and Intimidation on the following pages.
APPEAL PROCESS: Any parent or legal guardian and student who is aggrieved by the imposition of discipline shall have the right to appeal any administrative decision to the Board through the Uniform Complaint Procedure.