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Emergency Guide Classroom Disruption

Classroom Disruption

Class order and discipline are the responsibility of the instructor. Classroom disruption is the excessive and unreasonable interference with classroom instruction.

If a disruptive student is encountered, the instructor should:

  • Remain calm
  • Not ignore the behavior
  • Tell the person to stop
  • If the behavior persists
  1. instruct the person to leave the classroom
  2. inform the receptionist in the Main Building - she/he will notify the appropriate administrator
  3. meet with the student outside the class setting to set behavioral limits and assign consequences to future similar behavior

If the person refuses to leave or if behavior becomes threatening:

  • Dismiss the class, leave, and report the incident to the Main Building receptionist - it is important to document the incident.(see attached Incident Form).The receptionist will notify the appropriate administrator or depending on the circumstance, notify the East Liverpool Police Department
  • Consider referring the student to Kent State University Office of Judicial Affairs
  • Consider discussing the student's behavior with the Campus Administrative Team
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