2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:37-2.2 - Offense by pupil involving assault, removal from school's regular education program
18A:37-2.2. Offense by pupil involving assault, removal from school's regular education program
1. Any pupil who commits an assault upon a teacher, administrator, board member, other employee of a school board or another student, with a weapon, on any school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored function shall be immediately removed from the school's regular education program pending a hearing before the local board of education.
For purposes of this section "assault" means those actions defined under subsection a.(1) of N.J.S.2C:12-1.
For purposes of this section "weapon" includes but is not limited to those items enumerated in subsection r. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, except a firearm as defined by N.J.S.2C:39-1f and 18 U.S.C. s.921.
Any student that is removed from the regular education program pursuant to this section shall be placed in an alternative education program. If placement in an alternative education program is not available, the pupil shall be provided home instruction or other suitable facilities and programs until placement is available. The provisions herein shall be construed in a manner consistent with 20 U.S.C. s.1400 et seq. Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting the expulsion of a pupil.