Policy #5.10.6-Reasonable Force

REASONABLE FORCE                                                                                5.10.6


 

While the school staff is not given authority to use physical punishment, physical restraint may be necessary for the purposes of defense, removal of students from the educational setting or in extenuating circumstances.

 

Staff members may use reasonable force as is necessary to protect themselves from attack, to protect another person or property, to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others or to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon the person or within the control of a student.

 

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