Definition:An incident is drug related if there is evidence that those involved in the incident were under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident; if they admit to using or being under the influence of drugs; if drugs were in the possession of individuals involved in the incident, based on testing or investigation done by a police officer as a result of the incident; or if the incident is somehow related to possession, use or sale of drugs. See the definition for those substances included in the category of drugs. Schools will not be testing for drug use or asked to do searches beyond those already authorized for school personnel.
If a student admits to using drugs, even if there is no physical evidence, could it qualify as a SESIR incident?
- Yes, this can be considered a SESIR Drug-Related incident, but no arrest could be made (without the physical evidence). Including these incidents in SESIR gives a more accurate picture of drug incidents on campus and resulting disciplinary actions.
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