School Safety

Atorney General Jim Hood with crime victims at Christmas (5)Ensuring the safety and well being of our children while they are in school is a top priority for the Office of Attorney General. Collaborative efforts continue with the State Department of Education and local law enforcement to provide training to school superintendents, school board attorneys, school resource officers, teachers and other school personnel on school-safety law, search and seizure issues, discipline, civil liability, drug testing and other school-law issues. The cooperative effort between the agencies has proven very effective in the effort to maintain safe and orderly schools statewide.

For more information about school safety programs, please visit Mississippi Department of Education’s Safe and Orderly Schools. A safe learning environment is essential for a successful future for our children.

Learn how to keep your kids safe at school with these important school safety guides.

Forms (A sample of forms below for your review)
Petition of Child in Need of Supervision
Petition for Neglected Child
Order Adjudicating Child in Need of Supervision
Order Adjudicating Neglected Child
Disposition of Child in Need of Supervision
Disposition of Neglected Child
Order to Enroll or Re-enroll Child in School
Example of Field Trip Form
Drug Testing Resources
Sample Drug Testing Policies and Legal Guidelines
Starting a Student Drug Testing Program
Report Crimes on School Property Form

School District Sample Policies
Madison County School District Random Drug Testing Policy
McComb Drug and Alcohol Possession and Use
North Pike County Drug Testing Policy

Threat Assessment

Threat Assessment in Schools

Checklist of Warning Signs for Teachers


Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Publications
Please refer to our “publications” section of our website found by clicking the Media Center tab to find related brochures and other publications related to school safety.

Websites Resources
NetSmartz Workshop sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
To receive a copy of the School Primer CD, please contact the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Division at 601-359-4207.