Northern Mariana Islands School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Firearms and Other Weapons Violations

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Northern Mariana Islands School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Firearms and Other Weapons Violations

Category: Discipline Addressing Specific Code of Conduct Violations
Subcategory: Firearms and Other Weapons Violations
State: Northern Mariana Islands

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LAWS

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§ 10401. Gun Free Zones.

(a) No person in the Commonwealth, other than duly authorized law enforcement officers in the exercise of their duties, shall possess a firearm in any of the following places:

(16) within 1,000 feet of any higher education institution or early childhood development facility, elementary or secondary school facility, except for security personnel given express permission to carry a firearm;

(b) Where permitted by subsection (a), the head of the government agency occupying a government building or

government property has the sole authority to grant its security personnel permission to carry firearms in the Gun Free Zone.

(c) Where permitted by subsection (a), the chief executive officer of a business has the sole authority to grant its security personnel permission to carry firearms in the applicable Gun Free Zone.

REGULATIONS

§ 60-20-446. Offense categories.

The offense categories set out in this section are intended to be illustrative but not an exclusive listing of acts of misconduct and the consequences for each. Misconduct that is not specifically listed in this section may be deemed to warrant discipline up to and including expulsion following provision of all due process procedures. In addition, the disciplinary consequence listed for each offense may be increased or decreased by the administration or the Board due to mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

(a) Category I _ Examples of offenses which may result in suspension:

(1) Academic dishonesty (cheating on tests, copying term papers, forging signature of teacher or parent);

(2) Disrespect to teacher/staff;

(3) Gambling;

(4) Harassment, including, but not limited to, nuisance phone calls to students or staff members; continued comments or passing unofficial notes to another individual who wishes not to hear or receive the notes;

(5) Igniting matches (when not part of the instructional program);

(6) Refusing to cooperate with school transportation regulations;

(7) Refusing to cooperate with school rules and regulations;

(8) Refusing to serve detention;

(9) Tardiness (class/classes);

(10) Tardiness (school day);

(11) Truancy (class/classes);

(12) Truancy (school day);

(13) Possession and/or use of tobacco or cigarette rolling papers;

(14) Possession and/or distribution of drug paraphernalia;

(15) Excessive foul or abusive language;

(16) Possession and/or distribution of pornography;

(17) Failure to assume responsibility for, or to control his/her behavior.

(b) Category II _ Examples of offenses for which the student will normally be suspended and which may result in expulsion and referral to law enforcement:

(1) Assualt on a student;

(2) Chronic disruption of the school program and/or activities;

(3) Bullying:

(i) Physical–includes hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching, and pushing, or damaging property;

(ii) Verbal–includes name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse;

(iii) Social–includes:

(A) Lying and spreading rumors;

(B) Negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks;

(C) Playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate;

(D) Mimicking unkindly;

(E) Encouraging others to socially exclude another;

(F) Damaging someone's social reputation or social acceptance.

(iv) Cyber–includes:

(A) Abusive or hurtful texts, emails or posts, images or videos;

(B) Deliberately excluding others online;

(C) Nasty gossip or rumors;

(D) Identity theft: imitating others online or accessing their content.

(4) Possession and/or use of electronic devices are prohibited without prior and written approval from the school principal;

(5) Destruction and vandalism of school property, personal property of students and/or faculty;

(6) Receipt, sale, possession, or distribution of property stolen from CNMI Public School System valued less than $300;

(7) Distribution, attempt to distribute, or possession with intent to distribute a non-controlled substance upon the representation that the substance is a controlled substance;

(8) Extortion less than $300;

(9) False fire alarm/false fire report;

(10) Harrasment for any reason including, but not limited to, sex, sexual orientation, color, race, religion, national origin, and disability;

(11) Indecent exposure;

(12) Participating in, or inciting, a school disruption;

(13) Possession and/or detonation of an incendiary or explosive material and/or device (firecracker or greater);

(14) Possession, use, or distribution of controlled substance-related paraphernalia (other than betel nut or cigarette rolling papers (see category I));

(15) Theft and/or knowingly possessing stolen property;

(16) Trespassing on school property;

(17) Possession and/or use of tobacco or cigratte rolling paper, repeated offense;

(18) Posession and/or use of betel nut (pugua) and/or betel nut paraphernalia, repeated offense;

(19) Fighting;

(20) Conspiracy involving two or more persons to commit a category II offense;

(21) Arson;

(22) Conspiracy between two or more persons to commit a category III offense;

(23) Destruction and/or vandalism of school property, personal property of students and/or faculty valued at more than $300;

(24) Receiving, selling, possessing, or distributing property stolen from the CNMI Public School System valued at $300 or more;

(25) Distribution and/or sale of alcohol;

(26) Distribution and/or sale of controlled substances (illegal drugs), excluding betel nut;

(27) Possession or use of a weapon or look alike weapon of any kind (other than a firearm) including, but not limited to, knives, throwing star, straight razor, nunchaku, spiked glove, spiked wristband, or any mace, tear gas, or pepper-spray derivative. Mace, tear gas, and peper-spray derivatives may be carried with prior, written approval from the Commissioner of Education;

(28) Extortion of $300 or more;

(29) Possession of alcohol;

(30) Possession of illegal drugs, including betel nut;

(31) Prescription violation (misuse of properly prescribed medicine including, but not limited to, such drugs as amphetamines and barbiturates). Possession of prescription drugs without prior authorization for prescribing medication (office policy);

(32) Robbery;

(33) Use of alcohol, under the influence of alcohol, or showing evidence of having consumed alcohol;

(34) Use of intoxicants which cause a loss of self-control or inebriation which include, but are not limited to, glue and solvents, excluding betel nut;

(35) Violent behavior which creates a substantial danger to persons or property;

(36) Any crime that is designated a felony by CNMI or federal statutes.

(c) Category III _ Offenses which shall result in expulsion and referral to law enforcement:

(1) Possession, use, purchase, or sale of a firearm;

(i) A firearm is defined as:

(A) Any weapon which will, or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; or

(B) The frame or receiver of any weapon which will, or is designed to or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.

(2) Acts of terrorism (such as bomb threats);

(3) Fraud and/or identity theft.

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