Informing Parents/Guardians about Removal
While it is primarily the role of the law enforcement officer to notify the parents/guardians that a student has been taken into custody, the person in charge shall also take immediate steps to notify the parents/guardians about the release of the student to the officer and where the student has reportedly been taken. See Removal of a Student from School during School Hours. However, the person in charge shall not notify the parents/guardians when a student has been removed from school as a victim of suspected child abuse or the officer has specifically requested that the student's parents/guardians not be notified. In the case of suspected child abuse, the officer will determine whether to notify the parents/guardians that the student has been removed from school. See Removal of a Student from School during School Hours. The person in charge shall provide the officer with the address and phone number of the student's parents/guardians.
The person in charge at the location should always obtain the following information:
The name of the law enforcement officer or Child Protective Services representative
The officer's badge or ID number
The phone number of the police station
Instructions from the officer regarding parent/guardian inquiries concerning the whereabouts of the student
For a case involving child abuse, see Interview of Students by Law Enforcement or Child Protective Agencies.