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School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR)

Other Major (OMC) - Level III

Definition:

Any serious, harmful incident resulting in the need for law enforcement intervention not previously classified.

Examples

  • Student produces or knowingly uses counterfeit money.
  • Student participates in gambling activities, i.e., throwing quarters for money.
  • Student possesses pornographic materials depicting others under the age of 18.
  • Student possessing drug paraphernalia.

Non-Examples

  • Student arrested for violating probation.
  • Student or other arrested for committing crimes off-campus.

Additional Guidelines

Note: This is a "Violent Incident if it Results in Bodily Injury" and must be reported in the related element "Injury-Related."

Sometimes arrests are made on school campuses for incidents that occurred off campus or for circumstances that are not school-related. Off campus or non-school related incidents should not to be reported as SESIR incidents. These non-examples include arrests for breaking and entering into an off-campus home or building, or arrests for violation of probation.

Note: Drug paraphernalia should be reported only under Other Major incidents. Do not code as Drug-Related under related elements

FAQ

What incidents should be coded as “Other Major”?

  • “Other Major” is a code for unlawful incidents that do not fit within the other 22 SESIR definitions. It is not an incident type for local incidents that are not unlawful. Examples of “Other Major” incidents may be gambling, producing or using counterfeit money, possession of child pornography, or showing graphics depicting sexual acts.

    Sometimes arrests are made on school campuses for incidents that occurred off campus or for circumstances that are not school-related. Off campus or non-school related incidents should not be reported as SESIR incidents. These non-examples include arrests for breaking and entering into an off-campus home or building, or arrests for violation of probation.

If a student was showing a picture to another of two persons engaged in a sexual act, how should this be coded?

  • This incident is unlawful because it involves showing to another person graphics of two individuals engaging in a sexual act; it should be reported to the SRO (law enforcement) and would be coded a SESIR incident “Other Major”. Possession of child pornography is also unlawful and would be coded “Other Major” as well. Sharing pictorial displays of nudity would be a local incident, not a SESIR. Where there is a question about such material, notify the SRO. Section 847.011(1)(a), F.S.

Statutes

  • 815.04 Offenses against intellectual property; public records exemption
  • 817 Fraudulent Practices
  • 831 Forgery and Counterfeiting
  • 847 Obscenity
  • 849 Gambling
  • 877.18 Identification card or document…
  • 893 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control

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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