THREATS AND THREAT ASSESSMENT: 6HX-10-2.07

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Title: THREATS AND THREAT ASSESSMENT

Identification: 6HX-10-2.07
Effective Date: January 22, 2014

Authority:
SBE 6A-14.0261
FS 1001.64; 1001.65

Signature/Approval: Dr. Ken Atwater

PURPOSE

This rule establishes College policy prohibiting threats of violence by personnel, students, visitors or any other individual while at Hillsborough Community College and establishes a threat assessment protocol for the College.

RULE

Threats to do bodily harm or property damage by College personnel, students, visitors or any other individual against another while at Hillsborough Community College will not be tolerated. A threat of violence, verbal or written, expressed or implied, will not, under any circumstances, be tolerated at Hillsborough Community College. Any other threat of a material and substantial disruption to the operation of the College is also prohibited. A student making any threat prohibited by this rule will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, up to and including expulsion. An employee making any threat prohibited by this rule will be disciplined in accordance with the appropriate administrative procedure, up to and including termination. Any other individual making any threat prohibited by this rule will be required to leave College property immediately. Notification will be made to the appropriate law enforcement agency where appropriate. The failure of any employee or student to report any threat of violence prohibited by this rule that is made by students, employees or any other person against any person or the operation of the College may also result in disciplinary action.

The Board of Trustees of Hillsborough Community College authorizes and directs the President, or his or her designee, to establish procedures to implement a threat assessment protocol for the College. Such procedures shall include a process for the reporting and evaluation of a student’s or individual’s behavior and an assessment of circumstances that might suggest that an individual poses a threat of targeted violence to others or to himself/herself.

It is a violation of this policy to use or possess an unauthorized weapon on College property or a College site except as authorized by the laws of the State of Florida.

History:

Adopted: 5/18/94; Revised: 5/15/02; 2/1/06; Formerly: 6HX-10-1.017