Sexual Assault


Sexual Assault (SXA) - Level II

Definition:

An incident that includes a threat of: rape, fondling, indecent liberties, child molestation, or sodomy. The threat must include all of the following elements: 1) intent; 2) fear; and 3) capability.

Examples

  • Student or other threatening to rape another.

Non-Examples

  • Kindergarten student threatening another with a sexual act.

Additional Guidelines

Classification of these incidents should take into consideration the age and developmentally appropriate behavior of the offender(s). Young children and students with exceptionalities may make threats without conscious sexual intent. Consult school district student services or psychologist for assessing acting out sexual behaviors that might be indicators of abuse, and use the findings to help determine whether to report the incident as a SESIR incident. Obtain input when the principal is unable to determine if the behavior involving young children is of a sexual nature beyond developmentally appropriate age expectation, when the incident is serious enough to require further investigation, or where students in special education are involved.

Statutes

Contact

Office of Safe Schools 325 West Gaines Street, Room 554 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0416
Fax: (850) 245-9978

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