Incident Reporting

Pursuant to Public Act 102 of 1999, MCL 380.1310a requires the following:

  1. At least annually, each school board shall prepare and submit to the superintendent of public instruction, in the form and manner prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction, a report stating the number of students expelled from the school district during the immediately preceding school year, with a brief description of the incident that caused each expulsion.
  2. In order to obtain an accurate local and statewide picture of school crime and to develop the partnerships necessary to plan and implement school safety programs, at least annually, each school board shall report to the superintendent of public instruction, in the form and manner prescribed by the superintendent of public instruction, incidents of crime occurring at school within the school district. In determining the form and manner of this report, the superintendent of public instruction shall consult with local and intermediate school districts and law enforcement officials. The reporting shall include at least crimes involving physical violence, gang-related activity, illegal possession of a controlled substance or controlled substance analogue, or other intoxicant, trespassing, and property crimes including, but not limited to, theft and vandalism. For a property crime, the report shall include an estimate of the cost to the school district resulting from the property crime. The school crime reporting requirements of this subsection are intended to do all of the following:
    1. Help policymakers and program designers at the local and state levels develop appropriate prevention and intervention programs.
    2. Provide the continuous assessment tools needed for revising and refining school safety programs.
    3. Assist schools and school districts to identify the most pressing safety issues confronting their school communities, to direct resources appropriately, and to enhance campus safety through prevention and intervention strategies.
    4. Foster the creation of partnerships among schools, school districts, state agencies, communities, law enforcement, and the media to prevent further crime and violence and to assure a safe learning environment for every pupil.
  3. Each school building shall collect and keep current on a weekly basis the information required for the report under Subsection (2) and must provide that information, within seven days, upon request. At least annually, each school board shall make a copy disaggregated by school building, of the most recent report for the school district under Subsection (2) available to the parent or legal guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school district.
  4. As used in this section, “school board” means a school board, intermediate school board, or the board of directors of a public school academy, and “school district” means a school district, a local act school district, an intermediate school district, or a public school academy.
  5. Reports of crimes involving physical violence, gang-related activity, illegal possession of a controlled substance or controlled substance analogue, or other intoxicant, trespassing, and property crimes, include, but are not limited to the following incidents:
  • Armed Student or Hostage
  • Arson
  • Bomb Threat
  • Death or Homicide
  • Drive-By Shooting
  • Explosion
  • Illegal Drug Use/Overdose
  • Illegal Drug Possession/Sale
  • Intruders
  • Larceny
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol/Tobacco Products
  • Physical Assault (Fights)
  • Robbery or Extortion
  • Sexual Assault (CSC)
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Suspected Armed Student
  • Threat of Suicide
  • Unauthorized Removal of Students
  • Vandalism/Destruction of Property
  • Weapons on School Property