JICF – Gang Activity

Gangs which initiate, advocate, or promote activities which threaten the safety or well-being of persons
or property on school grounds or which disrupt the school environment are harmful to the educational
process. The use of hand signals, graffiti, or the presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, or manner
of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, symbol or any other attribute which
indicates or implies membership or affiliation with such a group, present a clear and present danger to
the school environment and educational objectives of the community are forbidden.

Incidents involving initiations, hazing, intimidation, and/or activities of such group affiliations which are
likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or
mental harm to students are prohibited.

Any student wearing, carrying, or displaying gang paraphernalia, or exhibiting behavior or gestures
which symbolize gang membership, or causing and/or participating in activities which intimidate or affect
the attendance of another student will be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension and

The Superintendent may provide in-service training in gang behavior and characteristics to facilitate staff
identification of students at-risk and promote membership in authorized school groups and activities as
an alternative.

NOTICE: The prohibitions set forth by this policy shall be printed in the Student Handbook for the middle
and high schools.

Category: R

1st Read: February 2, 2016
2nd Read: March 15, 2016
Adopted: March 15, 2016