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HISD Anti-Bullying & Anonymous Alert
Hamlin Independent School District is committed to providing a positive learning environment for all students that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality among students. High standards are expected for both academic achievement and for behavior. 


HISD strives to ensure that all of our students and employees are free from bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence, and sexual violence. All charges of bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence, and sexual violence are to be taken very seriously by students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents/guardians. HISD will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. Every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.


Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Use the HISD Anonymous Alert link on the main website under Quick Links on the left to report an issue or this following link: 

https://goo.gl/forms/lgPR0OMUOHGEtPdI2


False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law.


Please do not use this system for issues requiring immediate assistance. 
If this is an emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 911.
 
David's Law:

David's Law

Senate Bill 179, also known as "David's Law," addresses cyberbullying in state schools. The bill was signed on June 9, 2017, and went into effect on Septemeber 1, 2017.

What does David's Law do?

  • It amends the Education Code regarding bullying to include cyberbullying. Both are now classififed as a criminal offense if it "is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student."
  • It creates specific requirements for schools, including incident reporting and notification processes that need to be in place. 
  • Under Section 37.0151 of the Education Code, schools are allowed to report conduct constituting assault or harassment to the police, which could result in a Class A misdemeanor.
    • Class A misdemeanor, to electronically harass or cyberbully someone under age 18 through text messages, social media, websites or other means with the intent of causing them to commit suicide or harm themselves;
    • Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $4,000, confinement in a county jail for a term not to exceed one year, or both. 
  • Injunctive Relief (Sec .A129A.002) -  A recipient of cyberbullying behavior, who is younger than 18 years of age at the time the cyberbullying occurs, or a parent of or a person standing in parental relation to the recipient may seek injunctive relief under this chapter against the individual who was cyberbulling the recipient, or if the individual is younger than 18 years of age, against a parent of or person standing in parental relation to the individual. 
    • A court may issue a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction appropriate under the circumstances to prevent any further cyberbullying. 

 Learn more about David:  David's Legacy Foundation

Mission: To build a strong foundation that will motivate students to grow, learn, and conquer the challenges they will face in tomorrow's world.

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