Ohio School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Threat Assessment Protocols

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Ohio School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Threat Assessment Protocols

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Subcategory: Threat Assessment Protocols
State: Ohio

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LAWS

3313.669. Threat assessment teams .

(A) Beginning not later than two years after the effective date of this section, each local, city, exempted village, and joint vocational school district shall create a threat assessment team for each school building in the district serving grades six through twelve. Upon appointment and once every three years thereafter, each team member shall complete an approved threat assessment training program from the list maintained by the department of public safety pursuant to section 5502.263 of the Revised Code.

(B)(1) If a school building has a similarly constituted safety team as of the effective date of this section, that team also may serve as the threat assessment team, provided that the team and each member comply with the requirements of this section.

(2) If members of a team described in division (B)(1) of this section that have completed a training program in the year immediately preceding the implementation date specified in division (A) of this section that later is approved by the department, the team members shall not be required to complete the training program for two years after the implementation date. A new member that joins a team described in division (B)(2) of this section shall complete an approved training program upon appointment.

(C) Each district building shall include proof of completion of an approved training program by each team member in the building's emergency management plan submission to the director of public safety in accordance with rules adopted under division (F) of section 5502.262 of the Revised Code. Each team shall be multidisciplinary, when possible, and may include school administrators, mental health professionals, school resource officers, and other necessary personnel.

(D) A school or school district, member of a district board of education or governing authority, or a district or school employee, including a school threat assessment team member, is not liable in damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly arising from a team member's execution of duties related to school safety unless the team member's act or omission constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.

This section does not eliminate, limit, or reduce any other immunity or defense that a school or school district, member of a district board or governing authority, or district or school employee, including a threat assessment team member, may be entitled to under Chapter 2744. or any other provision of the Revised Code or under the common law of this state.

3313.6610. Anonymous reporting programs.

(A) Beginning with the first full school year that begins after the effective date of this section, each local, city, exempted village, and joint vocational school district shall register with the SaferOH tip line operated by the department of public safety or enter into an agreement with an anonymous reporting program of the district's choosing. The reporting program shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Operate twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week;

(2) Forward reported information to and coordinate with the appropriate school threat assessment teams and law enforcement and public safety agencies required under the school's emergency management plan developed under section 5502.262 of the Revised Code.

5502.262. School emergency management plans.

(B)(c) A threat assessment plan developed as prescribed in section 5502.263 of the Revised Code. A building may use the model plan developed by the department of public safety under that section;

(d) A protocol for school threat assessment teams established under section 3313.669 of the Revised Code.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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