When you think 'school' most people don't think criminals or trespassing. And with campus shootings and threats increasing across the country, school systems aren't taking threats lightly -- including those right here at home.
Dr. Frank Roberson, Superintendent of Richmond County schools explains, "the first thing that would come to us would be from the media, from the public, and from the parents: did you not recognize this particular thing as an issue that you should be concerned about."
To encourage safety and order in the schools throughout the district, Richmond County asks that any parent or visitor sign in, be respectful, abide by the rules, maintain integrity, stay in their designated areas and sign out.
According to the visitors guidelines in the board of education code of conduct, any person that violates these 6 rules may be asked to leave the school's premises and may lose the privilege to return to that campus in the future.
Director of School Safety, Alfonzo Williams says if a criminal trespass warning is issued at that point, it would be a result of several factors.
"If a person communicates -- directly or indirectly; threats; any breach of the peace; any disorderly or incorrigible behavior," he adds.
Williams tells me if one of these things happens, an investigation is done that could result in permanent or temporary suspension of the parent's privileges at the school -- either with a verbal or written warning like this.
He explains "we don't issue a lot of these, but when we want to prevent some potential for harm; when we want to protect our students sometimes it becomes necessary."
If you'd like to take a look at the Code of Conduct for yourself, click here.
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