FILE:  EBCA

Cf:  JD

 

VANDALISM, THEFT, AND ARSON

 

 

The Bossier Parish School Board recognizes that acts of vandalism, theft, and arson are crimes against the community.  Every student, employee, and citizen of the Bossier Parish is urged by the Board to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism, theft, and arson of property belonging to the system, or of others while on School Board property, and providing the name(s) of the person or persons believed to be responsible. 

 

The Board declares that all acts of vandalism, theft, and arson of property belonging to the Board or property contracted by the Board shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible under the law. 

 

Every effort shall be made to recover damages from adult offenders or from the parents of juvenile offenders to cover the theft of equipment or the destruction of school property. This shall apply not only to damage as a result of breaking and entering at nights or during other times school is not in session, but also to damage done to school property by pupils during the course of the school day, over and above normal wear and tear.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the building level principal or other administrator in charge of any school or other facility to:

 

  1. Call the sheriff's department or local police department to request an investigation at the time of discovery of any act of vandalism, theft, or arson.

  2. Report by telephone to the Superintendent or his/designee all incidents of vandalism, theft, or arson and to submit a written report thereof within twenty-four (24) hours of any such incident to include a description of the damages, pictures as appropriate, identification of perpetrators if known, sheriff's department or police department report number and any suggested measures to prevent reoccurrence of similar incidents.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or his/her designee to:

 

  1. Provide cooperation between all responsible administrators and those agencies responsible for detection, apprehension and prosecution of persons committing acts of vandalism, theft, or arson.

  2. Sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against perpetrators of vandalism, theft, and arson of any school property.

  3. Provide a reporting of all acts of vandalism, theft, and arson to the Board.

  4. Recommend to the Board any action which may be needed to help reduce the incidents of vandalism, theft, and arson.

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:416, 17:416.1

 

Bossier Parish School Board