The Mustang Public Schools’ student conduct code prohibits bullying.
Report any instances of bullying to the school administration immediately.
Statutory definition of harassment, intimidation, and bullying:
70 O.S. §24-100.3(c) of the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act defines the terms “bullying,” as including, but not limited to a pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal or electronic communication, directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or physical results for the targeted individual or group and is communicated in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school's educational mission or the education of any student that a reasonable person should recognize will:
A. Harm another student;
B. Damage another student’s property;
C. Place another student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or damage to the student’s property;
D. Insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere With the school’s educational mission or the education of any student.
According to experts in the field, bullying in general is the exploitation of a less powerful person by an individual taking unfair advantage of that person, which is repeated over time, and which inflicts a negative effect on the victim.
Students are encouraged to inform school personnel if they are the victim of or a witness to acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Reports may be made anonymously. However, no formal disciplinary action shall be taken solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
1. Report bullying when it occurs;
2. Take advantage of opportunities to talk to their children about bullying;
3. Inform the school immediately if they think their child is being bullied or is bullying others;
4. Watch for symptoms that their child may be a victim of bullying and report those symptoms;
5. Cooperate fully with school personnel in identifying and resolving incidents.
Reports shall be made immediately to the building principal or designee.