8225 - Use of Reasonable and Necessary Force Policy


The Edmonds School District recognizes that the use of reasonable and necessary force by a District employee may be necessary to protect students, employees and others from imminent danger, prevent physical harm, or preserve life; therefore, it is the policy of the Edmonds School District to permit the use of reasonable and necessary force, consistent with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations, only when there are no other acceptable alternatives available to a District employee.

Legal References:
RCW 9A.16.020 Use of Force - When Lawful
WAC 180-40-235 Discipline - Conditions and Limitations

Cross References:

Board Policy 8220 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Administrative Procedures 8220-R1 Regulations and Standards Governing Student Rights and Responsibilities


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