School Duty to Report

School Duty to Report

What Must Be Reported

All non-accidental injuries, abuse, child abuse, neglect, and sexual offenses must be reported to law enforcement. This means that if a child hits another child on campus and the child who was hit was hurt, the teacher must report this to law enforcement. This also means that if your child comes to school with an injury that isn’t explained as an accident, that the police or child protective services must be informed. The schools are not supposed to investigate the claims of abuse—either the police department or child protective services will do that.
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