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School district addressing school fights

Oct. 11, 2022

School district addressing school safety

The leadership of the Chesterfield County School District, along with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, is launching a new program to address safety and order in all of the district schools.

Disciplinary measures will be taken for fighting, instigating a fight, recording and/or communicating a fight, and gang attack – defined as two or more students threatening or attacking another student.

If one of these school disrupters occurs, the school principal will complete a school disruption checklist on each student involved in the event.

Depending on the principal’s findings of fact, the offending student could be

  • Transported to the CCSO where he will not be booked or processed but may face a hearing,
  • Released to a parent, especially in the case of self-defense,
  • Detained at the school while awaiting parental pick-up,
  • Enrolled in virtual instruction or the alternative school for the remainder of the school year.

The new measures become effective Oct. 19. Information is going to parents, students through classroom visits, social media, The Link and WCRE FM 93.9.

The CCSD has also scheduled a series of in-person presentations at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct 16, at Cheraw High School; 5 p.m. Oct 21 at Palmetto Learning Center; 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Chesterfield High School; 5 p.m. Oct 26 at Central High School; and 5 p.m. Nov 1 at McBee High School.

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