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Behavior Detailed Description

Behavior Detailed Description: Discipline

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Behavior Detailed Description data element is required to explain the reason why there was not an expulsion for a student bringing a firearm to school. State and federal law require expulsion for a period of not less than one year for any student who brings a firearm to school.

A school board may modify this requirement on a case-by-case basis.

If no expulsion is issued following a firearm-related incident, schools explain the reason in the Behavior Detailed Description. 

Please confirm the behavior and/or discipline actions (removal) entered.

This description should be submitted only for incidents where:

  • at least one submitted Behavior Descriptor is one of the firearms types and
  • the Discipline Action action for the student with that Behavior Descriptor is not an expulsion type. 

Behavior Detailed Descriptor is a required data element for all firearms incidents.

USES: This data element assists with tracking behavior types and statistics on weapons in schools.

FAQs, Details, and Point to Note

  1. Discipline FAQs & Use Cases: For more specific information, see the Discipline: Info, Help and FAQs page.

  2. DOC, DHS, PPP: No discipline information should be submitted for students in a Department of Corrections or Department of Health Services school or enrolled as a parentally-placed private student.

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