Policies, Regulations Forms and Bylaws

1540-10 | Questioning of Students by Police in Schools

Date Approved:
Date Reviewed/Amended: May 29 1990

Except as indicated in the Regulation, Prince Rupert School District No. 52 believes that students are not to be interviewed by police officers on school premises. 

  1. If school students are interviewed by a police officer at school, it is essential that either a parent or a guardian be present at the interview. Teachers should not participate in these interviews. 
  2. In the case of a situation where a police officer insists on interviewing a student immediately and on school premises, any member of the Board's staff should request the police officer to delay the interview until such time as the school can obtain the presence of a parent or guardian. 
  3. If the request as described in clause 2 is denied, than the Administrative Officer should attend the interview and: 
    a) Ensure that the student understands that he/she has the right to remain silent. 
    b) Ensure that the student's parents are contacted immediately. 
    c) Notify the Superintendent of Schools or the Secretary-Treasurer of the happenings, who will in turn consult the Board's solicitor immediately for advice.