ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County School leaders make it clear to school employees if they catch students breaking the law they have to notify police.
Monday night, the school board approved a new mandatory notification policy. If a middle or high school student is caught violating one of them at school or a school event the principal must be notified immediately.
The principal then has to report immediately to the Superintendent who will notify School Police.
Superintendent David Mosely says it's important for officials to follow these guidelines.
"We assume people ought to know what to do, but some don't," said Dougherty County School Superintendent Dr. David Mosely. "So, it's important that we have guidelines so everybody will have the opportunity to know what do and what not to do."
If the offense occurs outside of Dougherty County then it must be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency in that jurisdiction. Some of those offenses include alcohol, drugs, weapons, homicide, robbery and sexual battery.