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Policy 2145

Student Safety - Suicide Prevention and Response

Suicide Awareness

All staff members and volunteers shall be made aware of their responsibilities in the event of a potential, attempted, or actual suicide incident. Staff and volunteers are expected to follow the procedures as specified.

Suicide Ideation – No Physical Evidence

Any staff member or volunteer who receives from any source or discovers information about a potential suicide ideation (notes, threats, conversations, and/or indications of thoughts of killing oneself) will immediately notify the principal or designee as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the school day.

Attempted Suicide

Any staff member or volunteer who discovers or is informed of physical evidence relating to an attempted suicide (drug overdose, self-mutilation, etc.) by a student at school, on school district property, or at school-sponsored events, shall take, or arrange for another adult to escort, the student immediately to the office and inform the principal or designee.

The superintendent shall develop procedures to implement this policy.

Legal References: 
RCW 28A.640.020
WAC 180-16-240(2)(d)
WAC 392-190-015
WAC 180-87



La Center School District Adopted: August 24th, 2010