Texas Education Code

Sec. § 37.016
Report of Drug Offenses; Liability


A teacher, school administrator, or school employee is not liable in civil damages for reporting to a school administrator or governmental authority, in the exercise of professional judgment within the scope of the teacher’s, administrator’s, or employee’s duties, a student whom the teacher suspects of using, passing, or selling, on school property:

(1)

marihuana or a controlled substance, as defined by Chapter 481 (Texas Controlled Substances Act), Health and Safety Code;

(2)

a dangerous drug, as defined by Chapter 483 (Dangerous Drugs), Health and Safety Code;

(3)

an abusable glue or aerosol paint, as defined by Chapter 485 (Abusable Volatile Chemicals), Health and Safety Code, or a volatile chemical, as listed in Chapter 484 (Abusable Synthetic Substances), Health and Safety Code, if the substance is used or sold for the purpose of inhaling its fumes or vapors; or

(4)

an alcoholic beverage, as defined by Section 1.04 (Definitions), Alcoholic Beverage Code.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
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