Legal Resources | | EC 49802
Notification of law enforcement officers
(a) The principal of a school or the principal's designee shall, prior to the suspension or expulsion of any pupil, notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of the county or city in which the school is situated, of any acts of the student which may violate Section 245 of the Penal Code.
(b) The principal of a school or the principal's designee shall, within one schoolday after suspension or expulsion of any pupil, notify by telephone or any other appropriate method chosen by the school, the appropriate law enforcement authority of the county or the school district in which the school is situated of any acts of the students which may violate subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 48900 of the Education Code.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), the principal of a school or the principal's designee shall notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of the county or city in which the school is located of any acts of a student that may involve the possession of sale of narcotics or of a controlled substance or a violation of Section 626.9 or 626.10 of the Penal Code.
(d) A principal, the principal's designee, or any other person reporting a known or suspected act described in subdivision (a) or (b) is not civilly or criminally liable as a result of any report authorized by this article unless it can be proven that a false report was made and that the person knew the report was false or the report was made with reckless disregard for the truth or falsity or the report.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1696, Sec. 1.)