Safety Policy

Safety Policy


Zero Tolerance for Weapons Policy



Our goal is to provide the best learning environment for all students.  In order to do this, we must keep our schools safe.


We expect students who know that another student has brought a gun or any kind of weapon to school to report it immediately to a teacher or a staff member. Weapons include any object(s) which could be used to injure another person, and which have no school related purpose.


You can be sure we will make every effort to keep guns and other weapons out of our schools.  There is no reason for a student to bring a weapon or anything resembling a weapon to school.  These items will be taken from the student and not returned.


If a student is found with a gun on school property, the following penalties will incur:


v  Parents and police will be called

v  Police will take the student into custody.

v  The student will be suspended from school.


For more information, write or phone the Des Moines Public Schools, 901 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309.