Texas Education Code

Sec. § 37.0052
Placement or Expulsion of Students Who Have Engaged in Certain Bullying Behavior


In this section:


“Bullying” has the meaning assigned by Section 37.0832 (Bullying Prevention Policies and Procedures).


“Intimate visual material” has the meaning assigned by Section 98B.001 (Definitions), Civil Practice and Remedies Code.


A student may be removed from class and placed in a disciplinary alternative education program as provided by Section 37.008 (Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs) or expelled if the student:


engages in bullying that encourages a student to commit or attempt to commit suicide;


incites violence against a student through group bullying; or


releases or threatens to release intimate visual material of a minor or a student who is 18 years of age or older without the student’s consent.


Nothing in this section exempts a school from reporting a finding of intimate visual material of a minor.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 522 (S.B. 179), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.

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