Discipline Guidelines

The Warrior Code


Eblen Intermediate School will follow a Progressive Discipline Plan when violations occur.

Student Code of Conduct

  1. Follow directions and all rules for movement
  2. Respect others and their property
  3. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
  4. Use indoor voices everywhere except the playground
  5. Do not bring chewing gum
  6. Caffeinated or carbonated drinks are not allowed; no glass bottles
  7. Do not bring toys to school
  8. Do not participate in the sale or trade of any items
  9. Weapons, drugs, tobacco (see Buncombe County Schools Board Tobacco Policy #4320), fighting or harassment of others will not be tolerated

Minor Offenses
Students are expected to maintain a high standard of conduct.  We believe in the role and importance of helping students understand and learn from their mistakes, but inevitably consequences and accountability are necessary to emphasize the recurrence or severity of the offense and to limit future occurrences.  The following are examples of minor offenses that may be addressed through verbal warnings, parent contact, lunch detention, and may include a major referral if necessary.

Examples of Minor Offenses:

  • Being in off-limit areas or being in the halls without a pass
  • Dress code violations
  • Having phones or other electronic devices at inappropriate times (these items may be confiscated, and a parent/guardian must pick it up from the office)
  • No chewing gum
  • Horseplay, pranks on fellow students, running in the halls, or not walking on the right side of the hall
  • Profanity
  • Tardiness (either to school or to class)
  • Littering on school property, including the cafeteria, buildings, and grounds
  • Throwing food in the cafeteria or any other area where food is allowed
  • Bringing food out of the cafeteria after lunch
  • Showing inappropriate display of affection
  • Disruptive behavior during school activities
  • Arguing with other students
  • Cheating
  • Throwing objects
  • Other offenses deemed minor by teacher and/or administration

Major Offenses
Major offenses are serious and will result in automatic major referrals.  Major offenses may result in immediate suspension from school. 

Examples of Major Offenses:

Committing one of the following offenses could result in suspension out of school and possible charges filed with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Fighting or physically assaulting another student
  • Noncompliance with directives from principals, teachers, and other personnel
  • Disorderly conduct/creating a disturbance
  • Bullying, hazing, extortion, intimidation, harassment of fellow students, or threats which cause students to fear for their safety
  • Gang activity or gang-related activity
  • Possession of or distribution of drugs/alcohol or any substance represented to be drugs or alcohol
  • Student disrespect towards anyone in this school related to race
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disrespect to school personnel, including obscene or abusive language, threats, gestures, or intimidation
  • Use or possession of tobacco
  • Continuous horseplay
  • Possession, distribution, use of, or threatened use of firearms, weapons, explosives, and incendiary devices (this includes “look alike” firearms, explosives, and incendiary devices)
  • Destruction or defacing of school property, including intentional damage to school buses
  • False emergency calls or setting off false fire alarms
  • Verbal, physical, or sexual assault or battery
  • Engagement in any inappropriate sexual touching or indecent behavior
  • Skipping class or walking out of class without permission
  • Other offenses deemed major by teacher and or the school administration