Violence against school personnel is grounds for disciplinary action and may result in criminal penalties.

All students who commit assault or battery on school officials will be recommended for expulsion or placement in an alternative school setting.

Whenever a person is charged with committing assault or aggravated assault or a battery or aggravated battery upon an employee of a school district, when the person committing the offense knows or has reason to know the identity or position or employment of the victim, the offense for which the person is charged shall be reclassified as follows:

  • Aggravated battery – first degree felony
  • Aggravated assault – second degree felony
  • Battery – third degree felony
  • Assault – first degree misdemeanor

(F.S. 784.081)