The Moreno Valley Unified School District has adopted a “Zero Tolerance” policy. Students, grades K-12, who are found by the Hearing Officer to have committed the following offenses shall receive a one-year expulsion from district schools:
- Possessing, selling or otherwise furnishing a firearm. This subdivision does not apply to an act of possessing a firearm if the pupil had obtained prior written permission to possess the firearm from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal. This subdivision applies to an act of possessing a firearm only if an employee of a school district verifies the possession.
- Brandishing a knife at another person.
- Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code.
- Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900 or committing a sexual battery as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900.
- Caused, attempted willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.
- Accumulation of 20-days of suspension during the school year.