FIGHTING VS. ROUGH OR INAPPROPRIATE PLAY
Fighting, defined as physical contact with another person intended to cause harm, is never appropriate on a school campus. This is distinguished from the type of play - especially that of younger students - in which participants may exceed the bounds of good judgment without intending to injure one another. Response to inappropriate play must be measured by the age of students and type of endangerment that results.
GANG ASSOCIATION OR ACTIVITY
For disciplinary purposes, a gang is defined as a group of three or more who (1) have a name, (2) claim a territory, (3) have rivals/enemies, (4) interact together to the exclusion of others, and/or (5) exhibit antisocial behavior - often associated with crime or a threat to the community. Gang behavior that initiates, advocates, or promotes activities that threaten the safety or well-being of persons or property on school grounds, or which disrupts the educational environment is strictly forbidden. Any student wearing, carrying, or displaying gang clothing, symbols, or paraphernalia; exhibiting behavior or gestures which symbolize gang membership; causing and/or participating in activities which intimidate or adversely affect the educational pursuits of another student or the orderly operation of the school shall be subject to discipline.
STUDENT CONDUCT WITHIN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
School rules and other reasonable expectations for student behavior are extended to include student conduct while going to and from school and while off campus during the normal school day. This includes the responsibility to observe traffic and pedestrian laws and the responsibility to act as a good neighbor, respecting the safety, welfare, and property of others during lunch hour and release periods. Failure to act as a good neighbor within the school community may result in disciplinary action.
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when that conduct, or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual's education, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational environment. Sexual harassment or sexual abuse will result in disciplinary action and possible police notification.
POSSESSION OF WEAPONS, KNIVES, LOADED/UNLOADED FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVE DEVICES, OR OTHER DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS
Rising Aviation High School prohibits any person from possessing, storing, or using weapons, knives, firearms, explosive devices, and/or other dangerous instruments on school premises, including any school building, grounds, recreational area, athletic field, vehicle or any other property that the Rising Aviation High School owns, uses, or operates.