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Student Interviews by Law EnforcementIn performing their official duties and upon presenting proper identification to the principal or his or her designee, duly authorized representatives of law enforcement agencies and
Child Protective Services shall be allowed to interview students in those cases where an interview outside of school hours is impossible or impractical or would duly interfere with the enforcement of law.Law enforcement officers have the right during the school day to interview students who are suspects or witnesses. Child Protective Services representatives may conduct interviews to investigate reported child abuse or neglect.Before releasing a student for an interview, the person in charge must confirm that the person seeking the interview is properly authorized and presents appropriate identification as well as confirm that the interview is being conducted as part of the interviewer's professional duties.In the archdiocese it is the policy that the person in charge should inform the parents/guardians that such an interview will take place, except when law enforcement or the agency has a specific reason to not inform the parents/guardians. In all events, it is the policy of the archdiocese that an adult, either a parent/guardian or a school staff member, will be present for any interview unless the student being interviewed elects otherwise.See
Interview of Students by Law Enforcement or Child Protective Agencies.