Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
If you believe someone is unsafe, being mistreated at school, or creating an unsafe environment for others the best way to report it is at your school, with your principal. If you want to keep your identity private, we still want to know about your concern. The more information we have, the more effectively we are able to respond.
Remember, you should always call 911 if you have knowledge that a crime was committed.
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Tips
There are three key indicators that help school administrators determine if an incident is considered Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) according to Auburn School Board policy 3207.
- Repeated - Is the behavior ongoing or taking place over a period of time?
- Intentional - Is the behavior targeted at an individual or group of students?
- Power Imbalance - Does the individual have influence over other students? Are they in a position of influence/leadership?
It is important to note, that an incident is not required to have all of these characteristics in order to constitute a HIB violation. If you are unsure, you should always report anyway and let your school administrator decide.
As examples, the following are scenarios that would violate district policy 3207.
- Harassment - A student is making racist comments to me in math class, and won’t stop even though I have asked them to. This has been going on for three weeks.
- Bullying - Someone told all of my friends to stop talking to me and keeps spreading rumors about me. They said that the only way they will stop the rumors is if I send inappropriate pictures of myself to them.
- Intimidation - Every day at lunch someone steals something from my lunch and says if I tell anyone they are going to beat me up. You are now afraid to attend school.
Please use this link to access the harassment, bullying, or intimidation incident report form. This form is also appropriate for reporting an incident involving sexual or gender harassment between students.