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					                             SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY INCIDENT REPORTING (SESIR) SYSTEM
                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
ALC            IV          * ALCOHOL             Possession, sale, purchase,                Examples:                                                 Law enforcement should be
                           (possession,          or use of alcoholic beverages.              Student testing positive for alcohol by                 notified if someone in authority
                           use, or sale)                                                       law enforcement.                                       observes a student who
                                                 Use should be reported only if              Student possessing, using, or selling                   exhibits signs of possible
                                                 the person is caught in the                   alcohol.                                               intoxication. Particular
                                                 act of using or is discovered              Non-Examples:                                             attention should be given to
                                                 to have used in the course of               Student suspected of using alcohol                      possible intoxication and driving
                                                 an investigation.                             without evidence.                                      situations. Law enforcement
                                                                                             Student smelled of alcohol who after                    should be notified when
                                                                                               investigation, was found to be                         someone who appears to be
                                                                                               diabetic.                                              intoxicated is observed getting
                                                                                                                                                      into the driver’s seat, or getting
                                                                                                                                                      out of a car after being seen
                                                                                                                                                      driving it. A trained law
                                                                                                                                                      enforcement officer should
                                                                                                                                                      conduct the assessment if
                                                                                                                                                      possible. Since some medical
                                                                                                                                                      conditions present similar signs
                                                                                                                                                      as intoxication, it is important
                                                                                                                                                      that a thorough assessment is
                                                                                                                                                      completed.

                                                                                                                                                      NOTE: Alcohol incidents
                                                                                                                                                      must also be reported in the
                                                                                                                                                      related element “ALCOHOL-
                                                                                                                                                      RELATED”




* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
ARS             I            * ARSON             To damage or cause to be                   Examples:                                                 NOTE: Arson is a “VIOLENT
                           (intentionally        damaged, by fire or                         Student or other deliberately burning                   INCIDENT IF IT RESULTS IN
                           setting a fire        explosion, any dwelling,                      school textbooks.                                      BODILY INJURY” and must
                          on/with school         structure, or conveyance,                  Non-Examples:                                             be reported in the related
                             property)           whether occupied or not, or                 Student or other unintentionally                        element “INJURY-RELATED”.
                                                 its contents.                                  starting a fire.                                      Report all fires to authorities
                                                                                                                                                      so they can be investigated for
                                                                                                                                                      intent. Report only intentionally-
                                                                                                                                                      set fires to SESIR.
BAT             I          * BATTERY             The physical use of force                  Examples:                                                 NOTE: Battery is a “VIOLENT
                             (physical           or violence by an individual                Student hitting another with a heavy                    INCIDENT” and must also be
                           attack/harm)          against another.                              object over the head.                                  reported in the related
                                                                                             Student jabbing a pen into another’s                    element “INJURY-RELATED”.
                                                                                               arm.
                                                                                             Student or other engaging in a                          To distinguish from Fighting,
                                                                                               mutual physical altercation with                       report an incident as Battery
                                                                                               another and continuing to hit/beat                     only when the force or violence
                                                                                               that person even after that person                     is carried out against a person
                                                                                               stops fighting, or is no longer able to                who is not fighting back.
                                                                                               fight back.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:
                                                                                             Student or other delivering a single
                                                                                               poke to the chest.
                                                                                             Student or other delivers a single,
                                                                                               non-injuring strike to the arm of
                                                                                               another.
                                                                                             Student or other actively engaging in
                                                                                               a fight with each other (refer to
                                                                                               Fighting code as a possible SESIR
                                                                                               code).
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                              Student or other striking back when
                                                                                               hit by an aggressor and becoming
                                                                                               engaged in a fight with the aggressor
                                                                                               (refer to Fighting code as a possible
                                                                                               SESIR code).
BUL            IV         **BULLYING             Systematically and                         Examples:                                                 NOTE: Bullying is a
                           (intimidating         chronically inflicting physical             Student uses a cell phone to take a                     “VIOLENT INCIDENT IF IT
                            behaviors)           hurt or psychological distress                picture of a student using the                         RESULTS IN BODILY
                                                 on one or more students or                    bathroom at school and places it on                    INJURY” and must be
                                                 employees that is severe or                   the Internet.                                          reported in the related
                                                 pervasive enough to create                  Student spreads nasty rumors at                         element “INJURY-RELATED”.
                                                 an intimidating, hostile, or                  school about another person, in
                                                 offensive environment; or                     conversation, in a note, or through e-                 If the bullying results in any of
                                                 unreasonably interfere with                   mail or instant messaging.                             the other SESIR incidents, the
                                                 the individual’s school                     Student repeatedly teases another                       incident should be coded
                                                 performance or participation.                 person in a mean way, calling                          appropriately with a Related
                                                                                               him/her inappropriate names, making                    Element coded as “Bullying-
                                                                                               fun of his/her appearance, or the way                  Related”.
                                                                                               he/she talks, dresses, or acts.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             For example, if a student bullies
                                                                                             Student calls another student an                        another student and then uses
                                                                                              inappropriate name once.                                physical force or violence
                                                                                                                                                      against the same individual at
                                                                                                                                                      the same time, then the
                                                                                                                                                      incident should be reported as
                                                                                                                                                      Battery, Bullying-Related,
                                                                                                                                                      Injury-Related.

                                                                                                                                                      NOTE: Bullying incidents
                                                                                                                                                      must also be reported in the
                                                                                                                                                      related element “BULLYING-
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                                                                                      RELATED”
BRK            II         * BREAKING             The unlawful entry with force,             Examples:                                                 NOTE: Breaking and
                                AND              or unauthorized presence in a                Student or other breaking and                          Entering is a “VIOLENT
                           ENTERING/             building or other structure or                 entering into:                                        INCIDENT IF IT RESULTS IN
                           BURGLARY              conveyance with evidence of                     a school building during athletic                   BODILY INJURY” and must
                           (illegal entry        the intent to damage or                            events,                                           be reported in the related
                          into a facility)       remove property or harm a                       a school bus, or                                    element “INJURY-RELATED.”
                                                 person(s).                                      a residential garage that is being
                                                                                                    used for a school-sponsored                       If entry was by force, resulting
                                                                                                    event.                                            in facility damage, the incident
                                                                                             Student or other willfully remaining                    should be coded as Breaking
                                                                                               within a building after it has been                    and Entering/Burglary.
                                                                                               secured and committing a crime,
                                                                                               such as vandalism or theft.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:
                                                                                             Student or other entering an
                                                                                               unlocked gym, without permission,
                                                                                               and using the basketball court.
                                                                                             Student or other wandering the halls,
                                                                                               after hours, after entering through an
                                                                                               unlocked door.
DOC            III       * DISRUPTION            Disruptive behavior that                   Examples:                                                 NOTE: DOC-Major is a
                          ON CAMPUS-             poses a serious threat to the               Student or other making a bomb                          “VIOLENT INCIDENT IF IT
                             MAJOR               learning environment, health,                 threat.                                                RESULTS IN BODILY
                           (disruption of        safety, or welfare of others.               Student engaging in disruptive                          INJURY” and must be
                               all or a                                                        behavior that causes the bus driver                    reported in the related
                            significant                                                        to stop the bus to ensure the safety                   element “INJURY-RELATED.”
                             portion of                                                        of the group.                                          Only report incidents that
                              campus                                                         Student or other causing an incident                    disrupt all or a significant
                             activities,                                                       that results in closing the cafeteria.                 portion of campus. Incidents
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                              school-                                                         Student or other inciting a riot.                      that affect a single classroom
                            sponsored                                                         Student or other pulling a fire alarm.                 during a single class period
                             events or                                                        Student or other deliberately                          should not be reported in
                           school bus                                                          crashing the school computer                           SESIR. Although schools may
                         transportation)                                                       system.                                                consider the non-examples as
                                                                                             Student or other causing an incident                    Disruption on Campus- Major
                                                                                               that prevents other students from                      for SESIR purposes, they are
                                                                                               proceeding to the next class or                        not. However, schools may
                                                                                               prevents egress.                                       want to document these types
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             of incidents on their local
                                                                                              Disruption of a single classroom.                      student discipline referral form.
                                                                                              Student defying authority.                             Bomb threats and false bomb
                                                                                              Student disobeying or showing                          reports as defined in Sections
                                                                                                disrespect to others.                                 790.162. and 790.163, Florida
                                                                                                                                                      Statutes, are considered felony
                                                                                              Student or other using obscene or
                                                                                                inappropriate language or gestures.                   offenses and require expulsion
                                                                                                                                                      for at least one year and
                                                                                              Student not sitting in seat and/or
                                                                                                                                                      referral for prosecution. Bomb
                                                                                                talking loudly while school bus is
                                                                                                                                                      threats fall under the zero
                                                                                                moving.
                                                                                                                                                      tolerance policy (Section
                                                                                                                                                      1006.13(3)(b), Florida
                                                                                                                                                      Statutes).
DRD            II        * DRUG SALE/            The manufacture, cultivation,              Examples:                                                 Districts must also report the
                         DISTRIBUTION            sale, or distribution of any                Student passing a marijuana                             Drug-Related Element, and the
                         - EXCLUDING             drug, narcotic, controlled                    cigarette around in the school                         Drug Description for all drug
                            ALCOHOL              substance, or substance                       bathroom.                                              sale/distribution incidents.
                          (illegal sale or       represented to be a drug.                   Student giving prescription drugs                       Complete the Drug Description
                          distribution of                                                      prescribed for someone else to                         using (M) – Marijuana, (O) –
                               drugs)                                                          another.                                               Other illicit drugs, or (Z) – Not
                                                                                             Student selling cocaine to another.                     applicable. If the incident
                                                                                             Student or other misrepresenting                        involves both (M) and (O),
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                               substances as illegal drugs.                           select the description that
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             represents the most serious
                                                                                              Students taking medication                             offense.
                                                                                                prescribed for themselves.
                                                                                              Student giving an aspirin or other                     NOTE: Drug Sale/
                                                                                                over-the-counter medication to                        Distribution incidents must
                                                                                                another in dosage prescribed.                         also be reported in the
                                                                                              Student smoking a marijuana                            related element “DRUG-
                                                                                                cigarette alone (refer to Drug Use/                   RELATED”
                                                                                                Possession, DRU).
                                                                                              Student found with a single
                                                                                                marijuana cigarette in backpack
                                                                                                (refer to Drug Use/ Possession,
                                                                                                DRU).
DRU            III       * DRUG USE/             The use or possession of any               Examples:                                                 Districts must also report the
                         POSSESSION-             drug, narcotic, controlled                   Student or other possessing or being                   Drug-Related Element and the
                          EXCLUDING              substance, or any substance                   under the influence of illegal drugs at                Drug Description for all drug
                           ALCOHOL               when used for hallucinogenic                  school, at school-sponsored events,                    use/possession incidents.
                           (illegal drug         purposes.                                     or on school transportation.                           Complete the Drug Description
                         possession or                                                        Student possessing or observed                         using (M) – Marijuana, (O) –
                                use)                                                           swallowing prescription drugs that                     Other illicit drugs, or (Z) – Not
                                                                                               are not prescribed for him/her.                        applicable. If the incident
                                                                                              Student found inhaling or ingesting                    involves both (M) and (O),
                                                                                               intoxicants, glue, solvents, or                        select the description that
                                                                                               aerosols for hallucinogenic purposes.                  represents the most serious
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             offense.
                                                                                             Student possessing or using over-the-
                                                                                              counter medications in dosage                           NOTE: Drug Use/Possession
                                                                                              prescribed.                                             incidents must also be
                                                                                             Student using inhalers for asthmatic                    reported in the related
                                                                                                                                                      element “DRUG-RELATED”
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                              condition.
                                                                                             Student possessing drug                                 Behavioral evidence alone
                                                                                              paraphernalia (refer to Other Major,                    should not be used as a basis
                                                                                              OMC).                                                   for reporting drug use.
                                                                                                                                                      Although a student giving
                                                                                                                                                      another an over-the-counter
                                                                                                                                                      medication may violate school
                                                                                                                                                      code, it is not reported as a
                                                                                                                                                      SESIR incident.

                                                                                                                                                      Drug paraphernalia should not
                                                                                                                                                      be reported under Drug
                                                                                                                                                      Use/Possession. It should be
                                                                                                                                                      reported only under Other
                                                                                                                                                      Major Incidents.
FIT            III        **FIGHTING             When two or more persons                   Examples:                                                 NOTE: This is a “VIOLENT
                        (mutual combat,          mutually participate in use of              Student or other engaging in a                          INCIDENT IF IT RESULTS IN
                              mutual             force or physical violence that               fight/combat with another and                          BODILY INJURY” and must
                           altercation)          requires physical restraint or                physical restraint is necessary to                     be reported in the related
                                                 results in injury.                            stop it.                                               element “INJURY-RELATED”.
                                                                                             Student becoming engaged in a fight                     SERIOUS incidents involving
                                                                                               which results in the need for first aid                mutual participation should be
                                                                                               or medical attention for one or both                   reported as Fighting, without
                                                                                               of the participants.                                   regard to who was the original
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             aggressor, unless the
                                                                                             Student engaging in “horseplay.”                        guidelines for reporting the
                                                                                             Student verbally confronting another                    incident as a Battery apply.
                                                                                               student/teacher.                                       Fighting should be reported to
                                                                                             Student or other engaging in pushing                    SESIR if at least one of the
                                                                                               and shoving who is easily separated                     following occurs:

* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                           2010 DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR INCIDENTS AND RELATED ELEMENTS
CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                               or stopped.                                             1. Verbal intervention does
                                                                                              Student or other engaging in a fight                     not stop the fighting and
                                                                                               which is resolved without injury or                     physical restraint is required.
                                                                                               need for physical restraint.                            For guidance as to who should
                                                                                                                                                       intervene by using physical
                                                                                            Note: Schools may want to document                         restraint, staff should follow
                                                                                            lower levels of fighting such as the                       local school board policies and
                                                                                            non-examples listed here on their local                    procedures.
                                                                                            student discipline referral form.                         2. Someone is injured,
                                                                                                                                                      requiring immediate first aid or
                                                                                                                                                      subsequent medical attention
                                                                                                                                                      as a result of the fight.
HAR            IV          **HARASS-             Any threatening, insulting, or             Examples:
                               MENT              dehumanizing gesture, use of                One student approaches another
                             (insulting          data or computer software, or                 student and makes an insulting
                            behaviors)           written, verbal, or physical                  gesture. The targeted student runs
                                                 conduct that 1) places a                      off in tears and is visibly upset.
                                                 student or school employee in              Non Examples:
                                                 reasonable fear of harm to his              Two students approach each other
                                                 or her person or damage to                    and one student makes an insulting
                                                 his or her property, 2) has the               gesture towards the other student.
                                                 effect of substantially                       Both students are good friends no
                                                 interfering with a student’s                  offense was taken by either student
                                                 educational performance,                      from the interaction.
                                                 opportunities, or benefits, or
                                                 3) has the effect of
                                                 substantially disrupting the
                                                 orderly operation of a school
                                                 including any course of
                                                 conduct directed at a specific
                                                 person that causes
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                 substantial emotional distress
                                                 in such a person and serves
                                                 no legitimate purpose.

HOM             I         * HOMICIDE             The unjustified killing of one             Examples:                                                 NOTE: This is a “VIOLENT
                            (murder,             human being by another.                     Student or other person, known or                       INCIDENT” and must be
                          manslaughter)                                                         unknown, committing any homicide                      reported in the related
                                                                                                on school campus, at school-                          element “INJURY-RELATED”.
                                                                                                sponsored events, or on school                        Homicide is considered a
                                                                                                transportation.                                       “Violent Incident” and should
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             always be coded under the
                                                                                             Student or other accidentally dying.                    “Injury-Related” element as (A)
                                                                                             Student or other committing suicide.                    – More Serious Bodily Injury.
KID             I        * KIDNAPPING            Forcibly, or by threat,                    Examples:                                                 NOTE: This is a “VIOLENT
                           (abduction of         confining, abducting, or                    Student or other holding another                        INCIDENT” and must also be
                           an individual)        imprisoning another person                    person for ransom or reward, as a                      reported in the related
                                                 against his/her will and                      shield, or as a hostage.                               element “INJURY-RELATED”.
                                                 without lawful authority.                   Non-custodial caregiver, with a
                                                                                               restraining order, picking up a
                                                                                               student.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:
                                                                                              Student running away with her
                                                                                                 boyfriend after being picked up from
                                                                                                 school by him.
OMC            III          * OTHER              Any serious, harmful incident              Examples:                                                 NOTE: This is a “VIOLENT
                             MAJOR               resulting in the need for law               Student produces or knowingly uses                      INCIDENT IF IT RESULTS IN
                         (major incidents        enforcement intervention not                  counterfeit money.                                     BODILY INJURY” and must
                          that do not fit        previously classified.                      Student participates in gambling                        be reported in the related
                         within the other                                                      activities, i.e., throwing quarters for                element “INJURY-RELATED.”
                           definitions)                                                        money.
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                             Student possesses pornographic                          Sometimes arrests are made
                                                                                              materials depicting others under the                    on school campuses for
                                                                                              age of 18.                                              incidents that occurred off
                                                                                             Student possessing drug                                 campus or for circumstances
                                                                                              paraphernalia.                                          that are not school-related. Off
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             campus or non-school related
                                                                                                                                                      incidents should not be
                                                                                             Student arrested for violating
                                                                                                                                                      reported as SESIR incidents.
                                                                                              probation.                                              These non-examples include
                                                                                             Student or other arrested for                           arrests for breaking and
                                                                                              committing crimes off-campus.                           entering into an off-campus
                                                                                                                                                      home or building, or arrests for
                                                                                                                                                      violation of probation.

                                                                                                                                                      Note: Drug paraphernalia
                                                                                                                                                      should be reported only under
                                                                                                                                                      OTHER MAJOR incidents. Do
                                                                                                                                                      not code as drug-related under
                                                                                                                                                      Related Elements
ROB            II           * ROBBERY            The taking or attempted                    Examples:                                                 NOTE: Thi s i s a “VIOLENT
                          (using force to        taking of anything of value                 Student or other snatching a gold                       INCIDENT IF IT RES ULTS IN
                         take something          that is owned by another                      chain off someone’s neck.                              BODILY INJURY” and must be
                                                                                                                                                      reported in the related element
                           from another)         person or organization, under               Student or other extorting lunch
                                                                                                                                                      “INJURY-RELATED.”
                                                 the confrontational                           money.
                                                 circumstances of force or                   Student or other engaging in
                                                 threat of force or violence                   “carjacking.”
                                                 and/or by putting the victim in            Non-Examples:
                                                 fear.                                        Student or other taking money from
                                                                                                an unattended purse (refer to
                                                                                                Larceny/Theft as a possible SESIR
                                                                                                code).
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
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STL            III        * LARCENY/             The unauthorized taking,                   Examples:                                                 NOTE: The item must be $300
                              THEFT              carrying, riding away, or                   Student or other embezzling public                      or more to report in SESIR.
                             (taking of          concealing the property of                    funds.                                                 However, it is important for
                         property from a         another person, including                   Student or other stealing an item                       schools to document these
                              person,            motor vehicles, without threat,               worth $300 or more.                                    types of incidents on their
                              building,          violence, or bodily harm.                   Student finding a checkbook, signing                    local student discipline referral
                            or vehicle)                                                        owner’s name, and making a                             form.
                                                                                               purchase.
                                                                                             Student or other stealing a car or
                                                                                               motorcycle.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:
                                                                                             Student or other borrowing an item
                                                                                                without permission.
                                                                                             Student or other committing robbery
                                                                                               (code as Robbery instead)
                                                                                             Student or other stealing an item less
                                                                                               than $300.
                                                                                             Student steals a credit card but no
                                                                                               charges are made to the card.
SXB             I           * SEXUAL             Forced or attempted oral,                  Examples:                                                 NOTE: This is a “VIOLENT
                            BATTERY              anal, or vaginal penetration                Student or other raping someone.                        INCIDENT” and must be
                          (attempted or          by using a sexual organ or an               Student or other attempting to rape                     reported in the related
                              actual)            object simulating a sexual                    someone.                                               element “INJURY-RELATED.”
                                                 organ, or the anal or vaginal              Non-Examples:
                                                 penetration of another by any               Students engaging in consensual
                                                 body part or object.                           sex acts. (Consensual sex is not
                                                                                                Sexual Battery. Refer to Sexual
                                                                                                Offenses (Other) as a possible
                                                                                                SESIR code).

* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
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SXH            III         **SEXUAL              Unwanted verbal or physical    Examples:                                                             NOTE: This is a “VIOLENT
                         HARASSMENT              behavior with sexual            Student or other causing unwanted                                   INCIDENT IF IT RESULTS IN
                           (undesired            connotations by an adult or       and ongoing episodes of leering,                                   BODILY INJURY” and must
                             sexual              student that is severe or         pinching, or grabbing.                                             be reported in the related
                            behavior)            pervasive enough to create      Student or other making suggestive                                  element “INJURY-RELATED.”
                                                 an intimidating, hostile, or      comments, jokes, or actions of a
                                                 offensive educational             sexual nature.                                                     NOTE: In some cases, severe
                                                 environment, cause              Student or other pressuring one to                                  incidents of sexual harassment,
                                                 discomfort or humiliation or     engage in sexual activity.                                          which include violent physical
                                                 unreasonably interfere with     Teacher threatening to lower a                                      contact, may be considered a
                                                 the individual’s school          student’s grade if sexual favors are                                Battery, or Sexual Battery, if
                                                 performance or participation.    not given.                                                          there is physical penetration.
                                                 (6A-19.008 (1) SBE Rule).       Student or other repeatedly showing
                                                 An incident when one person      a photograph, poster or other images                                Unwanted kissing becomes
                                                 demands a sexual favor from      of nudity, lewd or sexual activity.                                 sufficiently pervasive to report
                                                 another under the threat of     Student or other pressuring another                                 when an individual kisses
                                                 physical harm or adverse         student for sexual favors by                                        several others or when an
                                                 consequence.                     threatening to prevent him/her from                                 individual kisses another
                                                                                  participating in a school activity.                                 several times.
SXO            III         * SEXUAL              Other sexual contact,          Examples:                                                             1. Sexual activity between
                           OFFENSES              including intercourse, without  Student or other participating in                                   students should be reported to
                            (OTHER)              force or threat of force.         sexual activity in front of a student.                             law enforcement immediately
                           (lewdness,            Subjecting an individual to     Student or other intentionally                                      so investigation can be
                             indecent            lewd sexual gestures or           exposing genitals.                                                 conducted regarding illegal
                            exposure)            comments or sexual activity,    Two or more students engaging in                                    conduct. (Refer to Chapter
                                                 or exposing private body parts    sexual activity.                                                   800, Florida Statutes).
                                                 in a lewd manner.               Student or other soliciting or                                      2. Consideration should be
                                                                                   encouraging a person to commit a                                   given to developmentally age-
                                                                                   sexual act.                                                        appropriate behaviors in coding
                                                                                 Student or other touching the                                       sexual offenses for students.
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                              buttocks of another in lewd,                            Young children and students
                                                                                              lascivious manner.                                      with exceptionalities may
                                                                                            Non-Examples:                                             expose themselves without
                                                                                             Students kissing consensually.                          conscious sexual intent.
                                                                                             Student swearing.                                       3. Consult school district
                                                                                             A kindergarten child relieving himself                  student services or
                                                                                              publicly.                                               psychologist for assessing
                                                                                             A first grade student hugging                           acting-out sexual behaviors that
                                                                                              another.                                                might be indicators of abuse,
                                                                                             Student inadvertently touching                          and use the findings to help
                                                                                              breasts or buttocks of another.                         determine whether to report the
                                                                                                                                                      incident as a SESIR incident.
                                                                                                                                                      Obtain input: (a) When the
                                                                                                                                                      principal is unable to determine
                                                                                                                                                      if the behavior involving young
                                                                                                                                                      children is of a sexual nature
                                                                                                                                                      beyond developmentally
                                                                                                                                                      appropriate age expectations,
                                                                                                                                                      or (b) where the incident is
                                                                                                                                                      serious enough to require
                                                                                                                                                      further investigation, or (c)
                                                                                                                                                      when students in special
                                                                                                                                                      education are involved.

TBC            IV       **TOBACCO                The possession, use,                       Examples:                                                 Tobacco incidents should be
                          (cigarettes or         distribution, or sale of tobacco            A student under 18 possessing                           coded as “Reported to Law
                           other forms           products on school grounds,                   and/or smoking cigarettes.                             Enforcement” any time a civil
                           of tobacco)           at school-sponsored events,                 A student using smokeless tobacco.                      citation is written, whether it is
                                                 or on school transportation by             Non-Examples:                                             by a law enforcement officer or
                                                 any person under the age of                 An 18-year-old student smoking a                        the “designee.” (See Section
                                                 18.                                           cigar on campus.                                       569.12, Florida Statutes).
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                            Although district codes of student
                                                                                            conduct may make it against the district
                                                                                            code for students age 18 and older to be
                                                                                            smoking on school campus, it still is not
                                                                                            in violation of the state statute and
                                                                                            should not be reported in SESIR.
TRE            III         * THREAT/             A threat to cause physical                 Examples:                                                 NOTE: Any threat of violence
                         INTIMIDATION            harm to another person with                  Student or other willfully and                         towards the school, targeted
                          (instilling fear       or without the use of a                        repeatedly following another or                       groups, or individuals that does
                             in others)          weapon that includes all of                    stalking with intent to cause the                     not contain the three elements
                                                 the following elements: 1)                     person to fear for his/her safety.                    of intent, fear, and capability,
                                                 intent--an intention that the                Student or other who willfully and                     but does result in school
                                                 threat is heard or seen by the                 repeatedly uses e-mail or text                        disciplinary action and a Law
                                                 person who is the object of                    messages to cause another to fear                     Enforcement investigation,
                                                 the threat; 2) fear--a                         for his/her safety or cause substantial               should be coded as Disruption
                                                 reasonable fear or                             emotional distress (cyber-stalking).                  on Campus-Major (DOC) if it
                                                 apprehension by the person                                                                           causes a significant campus
                                                 who is the object of the threat                                                                      disruption.
                                                 that the threat could be
                                                 carried out; and 3) capability--
                                                 the ability of the offender to
                                                 actually carry out the threat
                                                 directly or by a weapon or
                                                 other instrument that can
                                                 easily be obtained.
TRS            III        * TRESPASS-            To enter or remain on school               Examples:
                                  ING            grounds/campus, school                      Any unauthorized person entering
                            (illegal entry       transportation, or at a school-               the campus.
                          onto campus)           sponsored event/off campus                  Any unauthorized person remaining
                                                 without authorization or                      on property after being directed to
                                                 invitation and with no lawful                 leave by the chief administrator or
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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CODE        RANK             INCIDENT                    SESIR DEFI NITION                           EXAMPLES/ NON-EX AMPLES                              ADDITIONAL GUIDELI NES
           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                 purpose for entry.                            designee.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:
                                                                                             Parent entering the building to pick
                                                                                                up his/her child without first getting
                                                                                                clearance through the office.
                                                                                             Person searching for a phone at a
                                                                                                school facility after his/her car has
                                                                                                broken down.
 UBL         N/A         UNSUBSTAN- After a complete investigation                          Examples:                                                 This is not considered a
                           TIATED   and follow up of a reported                              Student calls another student an                        “SESIR incident”, but the
                          BULLYING  bullying incident, the                                      inappropriate name once.                              Department is required to track
                                    investigator determines that                                                                                      this data for the Office for Civil
                                    there is not enough evidence                                                                                      Rights, U.S. Department of
                                    to substantiate that the                                                                                          Education and per section
                                    incident meets the criteria of                                                                                    1006.147, Florida Statutes.
                                    a prohibited act under
                                    definition of bullying as listed
                                    in the Jeffrey Johnston Stand
                                    Up for all Students Act
                                    (Florida Statute 1006.147).
UHR          N/A         UNSUBSTAN- After a complete investigation                          Examples:                                                 This is not considered a
                           TIATED   and follow up of a reported                              Two students approach each other                        “SESIR incident”, but the
                         HARASSMENT harassment incident, the                                   and one student makes an insulting                     Department is required to track
                                    investigator determines that                               gesture towards the other student.                     this data for the Office for Civil
                                    there is not enough evidence                               Both students are good friends no                      Rights, U.S. Department of
                                    to substantiate that the                                   offense was taken by either student                    Education and per section
                                    incident meets the criteria of                             from the interaction.                                  1006.147, Florida Statutes.
                                    a prohibited act under
                                    definition of harassment as
                                    listed in the Jeffrey Johnston
                                    Stand Up for all Students Act
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                 (Florida Statute 1006.147).



VAN            III       * VANDALISM             The intentional destruction,               Examples:                                                 The amount of damage must
                           (destruction,         damage, or defacement of                    Student or other defacing school with                   be $1,000 or more to be
                            damage, or           public or private/personal                     graffiti.                                             reported in SESIR, including
                         defacement of           property without consent of                 Student or other keying or scratching                   time and labor.
                             school or           the owner or the person                        a car in a campus parking lot.
                             personal            having custody or control of it.            Student or other trashing a                             It is important for schools to
                             property)                                                          classroom resulting in damages of                     document lower-level
                                                                                                $1,000 dollars or more.                               vandalism incidents on their
                                                                                             Student(s) damaging a hotel room                        local student discipline referral
                                                                                                ($1,000 or more) on a school-                         form.
                                                                                                sponsored trip.
                                                                                            Non-Examples:
                                                                                             Student or other accidentally
                                                                                                damaging chemistry lab equipment.
                                                                                             Student or other causing damages
                                                                                                under $1,000.
WPO            II         * WEAPONS              Possession of any instrument               Examples:                                                 Offenses in this category fall
                         POSSESSION              or object (as defined by                     Student or other possessing a firearm                  under the zero tolerance policy
                         (possession of          Section 790.001(13), Florida                   or knife.                                             (Section 1006.13(3)(b), Florida
                          firearms and           Statutes, or district code of                Student or other using a knife,                        Statutes). Students found
                               other             conduct) that can inflict                      pocketknife, or other sharp or pointed                committing this offense are to
                           instruments           serious harm on another                        implement to harm another.                            be expelled for one year (not
                            which can            person or that can place a                 Non-Examples:                                             one school year) and referred
                          cause harm)            person in reasonable fear of                 Student, after investigation, found to                 for criminal prosecution.
                                                 serious harm.                                 possess a common pocketknife or                        Effective January 7, 2003, the
                                                                                               eating utensil with no intent to harm.                 Legislature amended Section
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                             Student possessing items not covered                    1006.07(2)(f), Florida Statutes,
                                                                                              under law or district policy such as                    to remove reference to a knife,
                                                                                              pointed instruments, pens, or pencils.                  and instead references “a
                                                                                             Student possessing a cutting tool                       weapon as defined in Chapter
                                                                                              used in art, shop, or other class.                      790…” In 2006, the Legislature
                                                                                                                                                      amended the weapons
                                                                                                                                                      definition in Chapter 790 by
                                                                                                                                                      adding knife and further
                                                                                                                                                      exempting plastic utensils and
                                                                                                                                                      blunt-bladed knives and kept
                                                                                                                                                      the pocketknife exemption.
                                                                                                                                                      The “Weapon” definition in
                                                                                                                                                      Section 790.001 (13), Florida
                                                                                                                                                      Statutes, contains those items
                                                                                                                                                      required to be in a district’s
                                                                                                                                                      code of student conduct and
                                                                                                                                                      exempts “common pocketknife”
                                                                                                                                                      as well as plastic utensils and
                                                                                                                                                      blunt-bladed knives. It is the
                                                                                                                                                      legislative intent that districts
                                                                                                                                                      enforce policies that allow for
                                                                                                                                                      discretion in determining
                                                                                                                                                      whether to punish students
                                                                                                                                                      found to be in possession of
                                                                                                                                                      items such as pocketknives,
                                                                                                                                                      plastic utensils, blunt-bladed
                                                                                                                                                      knives, etc. Possession of any
                                                                                                                                                      weapon or knife (including
                                                                                                                                                      pocketknife) should be reported
                                                                                                                                                      to law enforcement for
                                                                                                                                                      investigation. Pocketknives
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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           ORDER
           LEV EL
                                                                                                                                                      found to be intended to use to
                                                                                                                                                      harm another should be
                                                                                                                                                      reported to SESIR.
                                                                                                                                                      Related Elements: Complete
                                                                                                                                                      the “Weapon-Related” element
                                                                                                                                                      and “Weapon Descriptions” for
                                                                                                                                                      all weapon possession
                                                                                                                                                      incidents: (i.e., F-Firearm,
                                                                                                                                                      Other (bombs, incendiary
                                                                                                                                                      devices, explosives, grenades,
                                                                                                                                                      etc.) ; H-Handgun, K-Knife, O-
                                                                                                                                                      Other Weapon (objects can
                                                                                                                                                      become weapons when used
                                                                                                                                                      for bodily harm, i.e., scissors,
                                                                                                                                                      letter openers, air-powered
                                                                                                                                                      “guns”, etc.), R-Rifle or
                                                                                                                                                      Shotgun, U-Unknown Weapon,
                                                                                                                                                      and Z- Not Applicable).




* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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                                                  INTRODUCTION TO SESIR “RELATED ELEMENTS”
SESIR “Related Elements” were revised in 2008 to include 1) a new element “Injury-Related” and 2) revised definitions for “Gang-
Related” and “Hate Crime-Related” elements. Related elements must be reported in SESIR, and include the following: “Hate Crime-
Related”, “Gang-Related,” “Drug-Related,” “Alcohol-Related,” “Weapon-Related,” “Bullying-Related,” and “Injury-Related” incidents.

US Department of Education (US ED) reporting requirements mandate that FDOE collect data on “Violent Incidents with Physical
Injury” and “Violent Incidents without Physical Injury.” In order to collect this data, FDOE has identified SESIR incidents that are
“Violent Incidents” and “Violent Incidents if they Result in Bodily Injury.” A new “Injury-Related” data element was added to SESIR to
collect the US DOE data.

In SESIR, “Violent Incidents” are Homicide, Sexual Battery, Battery, and Kidnapping. “Violent Incidents if they Result in Bodily
Injury” are Arson, Breaking and Entering/Burglary, Disruption on Campus-Major, Robbery, Other Major, Bullying, Fighting,
Harassment, and Sexual Harassment. When reporting any of these SESIR incidents, districts must also report the “Injury-Related”
element. The “Injury-Related” element is broken down into three separate codes: (A) More Serious Bodily Injury, (B) Less Serious
Bodily Injury, or (C) No Serious Bodily Injury.




* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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 SESIR RELATED ELEMENT                                                       DEFINITION                                            ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES
ALCOHOL-RELATED                                 An incident is alcohol related if there is evidence that
                                                those involved in the incident were caught drinking at
                                                the incident or had been drinking, based on testing or
                                                investigation of a Law Enforcement Officer at the
                                                scene, or if the incident is somehow related to
                                                possession, use or sale of alcohol. Schools will not
                                                be testing for alcohol use.
BULLYING-RELATED                                An incident is bullying-related if the incident includes                         NOTE: If the bullying results in
                                                systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt                          any other SESIR Incidents do
                                                or psychological distress on one or more students or                             not code the incident as
                                                employees that is severe or pervasive enough to                                  Bullying. Instead, the incident
                                                create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive                                    should be coded appropriately
                                                environment; or unreasonably interfere with the                                  with the related element coded
                                                individual’s school performance or participation.                                as bullying-related.

                                                If a student or other systematically and chronically
                                                inflicted physical hurt or psychological distress on one
                                                or more students which may have involved teasing,
                                                social exclusion, threat, intimidation, stalking, physical
                                                violence, theft, sexual or racial harassment, public
                                                humiliation, or destruction of property, then the
                                                incident should be reported as bullying related.
DRUG-RELATED                                    An incident is drug related if there is evidence that
                                                those involved in the incident were under the
                                                influence of drugs at the time of the incident; drugs
                                                were in the possession of individuals involved in the
                                                incident, based on testing or investigation done by a
                                                police officer as a result of the incident; or if the
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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 SESIR RELATED ELEMENT                                                       DEFINITION                                            ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES
                                                incident is somehow related to possession, use or
                                                sale of drugs. See the definition for those substances
                                                included in the category of drugs. Schools will not be
                                                testing for drug use or asked to do searches beyond
                                                those already authorized for school personnel.
GANG-RELATED                                    An incident is gang-related if gang                                              NOTE: The “Gang-Related”
                                                affiliation/association caused the incident or was a                             definition was expanded to
                                                contributing factor to action that happened during the                           enable districts to better
                                                incident. For example, an incident of vandalism or                               understand, interpret, and report
                                                robbery might be part of an initiation into a gang or a                          “gang-related” incidents.
                                                fight might be caused by group rivalry. Report an
                                                incident as gang-related only if you are sure that gang                          NOTE: The data element
                                                affiliation/association contributed to that incident.                            “Student, Involved in Gang” was
                                                Factors to be considered when determining whether                                deleted in 2008 to prevent
                                                the incident is gang-related include, but are not                                students involved in gang
                                                limited to the following: A gang is a somewhat                                   activity from being identified.
                                                organized group of some duration, sometimes
                                                characterized by turf concerns, symbols, special
                                                dress or colors. The group is recognized as a gang
                                                by its members and others. One or more of those
                                                involved in the incident admits to gang
                                                affiliation/association or admits that gang
                                                affiliation/association was a contributing factor to the
                                                incident. One or more involved were wearing
                                                clothing, tattoos, or a style of dress “known” to be
                                                associated with gangs. Students/witnesses to the
                                                incident alleged that the incident or one or more of
                                                those involved in the incident was gang-related or
                                                affiliated/associated with a gang. The determination
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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 SESIR RELATED ELEMENT                                                       DEFINITION                                            ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES
                                                of whether or not the incident was gang-related
                                                should be based on a reasonable interpretation of the
                                                totality of the circumstances.
HATE CRIME-RELATED                              The definition of “Hate Crime-Related” is intended                               NOTE: The definition was
                                                to consolidate key elements from various state                                   changed in an effort to
                                                definitions of hate crimes and reads: “An act, or                                consolidate key elements from
                                                attempted act, to cause physical injury, emotional                               various state definitions of hate
                                                suffering or property damage through                                             crimes.
                                                intimidation, harassment, racial/ethnic slurs and
                                                bigoted epithets, vandalism, force or the threat of                              NOTE: “Disability” was further
                                                force, motivated all or in part by hostility to the                              defined to include both mental
                                                victim’s real or perceived race, religion, color,                                and physical disabilities.
                                                sexual orientation, ethnicity, a ncestry, national
                                                origin, political beliefs, marital status, age, social                           NOTE: The intent or motivation
                                                and family background, linguistic preference or                                  behind the act was added
                                                mental/physical disability. Creates an                                           because it is a key element
                                                intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational                                  when reporting whether an
                                                environment.” The motivation (intent) behind the                                 incident is hate crime-related.
                                                act is the key element in determining whether an
                                                incident is hate-related.
INJURY-RELATED                                  The “Injury-Related” element is described as                                     NOTE: US ED reporting
                                                “A code indicating whether or not the incident                                   requirements mandate that
                                                involved serious bodily injury.”                                                 FDOE collect data on “Violent
                                                                                                                                 Incidents with Physical Injury”
                                                The data element is further broken down into three                               and “Violent Incidents without
                                                separate codes as follows:                                                       Physical Injury.” In order to
                                                                                                                                 collect this data, FDOE has
                                                Code A – More Serious: Death or “Bodily injury which                             identified SESIR incidents that
                                                involves a substantial risk of death; extreme physical                           fall into these categories, and
* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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 SESIR RELATED ELEMENT                                                       DEFINITION                                            ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES
                                                pain; protracted and obvious disfigurement; or                                   additionally requires that districts
                                                protracted loss or impairment of the function of a                               report whether or not these
                                                bodily member, organ, or mental faculty.” 18 U.S.C.                              incidents were “Injury-Related.”
                                                1365(h)(3).
                                                Code B – Less Serious: “Bodily injury which requires                             NOTE: The person(s) injured
                                                immediate first aid or subsequent medical attention                              could be a student, a non-
                                                that does not meet the definition in Code A above.”                              student, or both.
                                                Code Z – None: “The incident did not involve serious
                                                bodily injury.”                                                                  NOTE: The incident type
                                                                                                                                 Homicide (HOM) must always
                                                                                                                                 be reported as a Code A - More
                                                                                                                                 Serious on the “Incident, Injury-
                                                                                                                                 Related” element.
WEAPON-RELATED                                  An incident is weapon-related if any of those involved                           NOTE: Firearms are defined on
                                                in the incident possessed or used a weapon during                                the “Weapon, Description” data
                                                the incident or if the incident was somehow related to                           element as Firearm, Other
                                                possession, use or sale of weapons. Code the type                                (Code F), Handgun (Code H) or
                                                of weapon used under Weapon, Description.                                        Rifle or Shotgun (Code R).




* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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     SESIR ELEMENT                                                           DEFINITION                                                  ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES
INCIDENT, TYPE                          Asterisks in the data element “Incident, Type,” indicate which
                                        incidents must be reported to US ED as “Violent Incidents”
                                        and “Violent Incidents if they result in Bodily Injury.” See:
                                        http://www.fldoe.org/eias/dataweb/database_1011/st188_1.pdf

                                        *One asterisk identifies Battery, Homicide, Kidnapping, and
                                        Sexual Battery as “Violent Incident” types for US ED reporting
                                        purposes. These “Incident, Types” must be reported in the
                                        “Injury-Related” element.

                                        ** Two asterisks identify Arson, Bullying, Breaking and
                                        Entering, Disruption on Campus-Major, Fighting, Harassment,
                                        Other Major Offenses, Robbery, and Sexual Harassment as
                                        “Violent Incidents if they result in Bodily Injury” types for US
                                        ED reporting purposes. These “Incident, Types” must be
                                        reported in the “Injury-Related” element.




* These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR and ARE EXPECT ED to include consultation w ith LAW ENFORCEMENT. Reported to Law Enforcement means “An incident should be coded
   as reported to Law Enforcement if an official action was taken by a School Resource Officer (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer, such as a case number was assigned, a report was filed, an
   affidavit was filed, an investigation was conducted and found to be an incident reportable to SESIR, or an arrest was made.” Consulted with Law Enforcement means “School Resource Officer
   (SRO) or local Law Enforcement Officer w as consulted regarding the incident, but no official action was taken.”
** These incidents MUST be reported to SESIR, but MAY NOT NEED to include consultation with LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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