2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-5-146. Assault, battery, or assault and battery upon school employee – Notification by employee and school officials – Report – Definitions – Liability - Policies.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-5-146 (2018)

A. Any school employee, as defined by subsection A of Section 650.7 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, upon whom an assault, battery, assault and battery, or aggravated battery or aggravated assault and battery is committed while in the performance of any duties as a school employee shall notify either the superintendent, building administrator, or one member of a Safe School Committee of the school district employing the school employee. The building administrator or member of the Safe School Committee shall notify the superintendent of the assault, battery, assault and battery, aggravated battery or aggravated assault and battery.

B. The superintendent shall notify the State Department of Education of all incidents described in subsection A of this section for the previous year on July 1 of each year. The report shall include a description of the battery or assault and battery, and the final disposition of each incident.

C. The State Department of Education shall submit a report to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor on December 1 of each year.

D. For purposes of this section, “assault” shall be defined by Section 641 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, “battery” shall be defined by Section 642 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and “aggravated assault and battery” shall be defined by Section 646 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

E. No school employee shall be subject to any civil liability for any statement, report, or action taken in reporting or assisting in reporting a battery or assault and battery which is committed upon the school employee while in the performance of any duties unless such report or assistance was made in bad faith or with malicious purpose.

F. Every school district shall have and deliver to each school employee a written policy that such employee shall follow if an assault, battery or assault and battery is committed upon the school employee while in the performance of any school duties.

Added by Laws 2001, c. 380, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001.

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