2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:43-5.1 - Crimes committed by students, notification to principal, certain circumstances.
2C:43-5.1 Crimes committed by students, notification to principal, certain circumstances.
1.At the time of a criminal charge, adjudication of delinquency, or conviction of any student who is 18 years of age or older and is enrolled in secondary school, the law enforcement or prosecuting agency shall provide written notice to the school principal of the identity of that student, the offense charged, the adjudication, and the conviction if:
a.The offense occurred on school property or a school bus, occurred at a school-sponsored function or was committed against an employee or official of the school;
b.The student was taken into custody as a result of information or evidence provided by school officials; or
c.The offense constitutes a crime, and the offense:
(1)resulted in death or serious bodily injury or involved an attempt or conspiracy to cause death or serious bodily injury;
(2)involved the unlawful use or possession of a firearm or other weapon;
(3)involved the unlawful manufacture, distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog;
(4)was committed with a purpose to intimidate an individual or group of individuals because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity; or
(5)is a crime of the first, second, or third degree.
Information provided to the principal pursuant to this subsection shall be maintained by the school and shall be treated as confidential but may be made available to such members of the staff and faculty of the school as the principal deems appropriate for maintaining order, safety or discipline in the school or for planning programs relevant to a student's educational and social development.
L.2009, c.157, s.1.
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