2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 59 - Education
Chapter 63 - Pupils Generally
Section 59-63-120. Definitions.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 59-63-120 (2020)

As used in this article:

(1) "Harassment, intimidation, or bullying" means a gesture, an electronic communication, or a written, verbal, physical, or sexual act that is reasonably perceived to have the effect of:

(a) harming a student physically or emotionally or damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or property damage; or

(b) insulting or demeaning a student or group of students causing substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly operation of the school.

(2) "School" means in a classroom, on school premises, on a school bus or other school-related vehicle, at an official school bus stop, at a school-sponsored activity or event whether or not it is held on school premises, or at another program or function where the school is responsible for the child.

HISTORY: 2006 Act No. 353, Section 2, eff June 12, 2006.

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