Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities Administrative Procedure


Maine School Administrative District No. 31


The following procedures are intended to guide the involvement of law enforcement authorities in the schools:

A. Law Enforcement officials may enter school premises:

1. In the event of an emergency endangering student or staff safety;

2. At the request of school administrators;

3. When there is a warrant to arrest a student which cannot be executed outside of school hours. School administrators are not

obligated to make students or school facilities available to law enforcement for non-school related investigations/arrests;

4. In exigent circumstances as authorized by law.

B. School administrators shall attempt to contact the student's parents/guardians prior to allowing law enforcement authorities to

interrogate, search, or arrest a student at school, except when there are reasonable grounds to believe that a health or safety

emergency requires the interrogation, search, or arrest to take place without prior notice.

C. Law enforcement authorities are responsible for ensuring that a student is informed of his/her rights prior to an interrogation,

search, or arrest conducted by law enforcement authorities.

D. A student may be removed from school by law enforcement authorities when there is a court order, an arrest warrant, or when a

warrant less arrest is authorized by law. School administrators shall attempt to notify the student's parents/guardians as soon as

possible of the student's removal from school.

E. School administrators shall release student information to law enforcement authorities only as allowed by the Family Educational

Rights and Privacy Act.

Cross Reference: IHBAB – Student Records

First Reading: 02/16/1999

Adoption: 03/15/2000