Physical Attack


Physical Attack (PHA) - Level II

Definition:

Refers to an actual and intentional striking of another person against his/her will, or the intentional causing of bodily harm to an individual.

Examples

  • Throwing and object and hitting someone hard enough to cause injury.

Non-Examples

  • Horseplay, low-level pushing and shoving between students.
  • Student or other engaging in a fight/combat with another and physical restraint is necessary to stop it. Student becoming engaged in a fight which results in the need for first aid or medical attention for one or both of the participants. (Refer to Fighting as a possible SESIR code).

Additional Guidelines

Physical Attack is an appropriate incident category for incidents that involve an arrest for "simple" battery (as opposed to aggravated or felony battery arrests which should be coded as SESIR Battery).

Statutes

Contact

Office of Safe Schools
325 West Gaines Street, Room 1302
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-5173
Julie.Collins@fldoe.org