Missouri laws on dating
The statute prohibits harassment, intimidation, violence and states that no student should be subjected to such treatment.
Harassment may take place on school property, on a school bus or a school-sponsored function.
Hazing: Code (1981) states that no person shall engage, encourage, aid, or assist another person in hazing on or off any school, college, university, or other educational premises.
It also encourages reporting of any harassment incidences to the appropriate school official.
Statute (2006) provides immunity to any school employee, student or volunteer who promptly reports an incident of harassment, intimidation or bullying to an appropriate school official. Bullying/Harassment: HB216 (2009) defines harassment as a continuous pattern of intentional behavior that takes place on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored function.
Code 6-18-514 (2007) also stipulates that local bullying policies have the following provisions: (1) define conduct that constitutes bullying (2) prohibit bullying, (3) to state the consequences for engaging in prohibited behavior, (4) require employees to report incidents to the principal, (5) require those filing a complaint to not be subject to retaliation and provide immunity from any tort liability arising from the failure to remedy the reported incident, (6) require notices about the policy to be posted in each classroom, cafeteria, restroom, gymnasium, auditorium and school bus, and (7) require copies of the in-school bullying notice be provided to parents, with a full policy available upon request.