Rogers Police Investigating School Threats

Posted: April 4, 2014 at 5 a.m.

ROGERS -- Threats found Thursday in girls bathrooms at two city schools prompted police investigations.

At A Glance

Possible Penalties

State law requires a minimum 10-day suspension for assaulting or threatening to assault school employees or issuing a death threat to a student or school employee. Disruptive behavior and terroristic threatening are both considered a major offense under Rogers School Board policy and carry a punishment ranging from a one-day suspension to expulsion.

• Disruptive behavior is defined as “Any interference with the proper conduct of a school, a school activity, or an individual class; bomb threats; false fire alarms; attempts to prohibit or discourage attendance by others at school or a school activity; attempts to encourage others to violate school rules or policies; and refusal to identify others engaged in unlawful or disruptive acts or to otherwise fail to divulge information regarding such acts.”

• Terroristic Threatening is defined as “Threatening to cause death, serious injury or substantial property damage with the intent to scare or intensely frighten another person.

Source: Rogers Student Discipline Policy

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