Teen Dating Violence

It is the policy of Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) that all of its students have an educational setting that is safe, secure and free from dating violence or abuse of any kind. The School Board will not tolerate teen dating violence or abuse in any form. Consistent with the intent and requirements of Section 1006.148, Florida Statutes, dating violence by any student is prohibited.

Dating violence means violence between students who presently have or have had a past continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. Violence is any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a student against any other student and in addition thereto includes insults, coercion, social sabotage, sexual harassment, stalking, threats and/or acts of physical or sexual abuse, abuse, harassment, and stalking via electronic devices such as cell phones and computers, and harassment through a third party, and may be physical, mental, or both.

The Seminole County School Board requires that students conduct themselves as appropriate for their respective level of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students as set forth in School Board policies.

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