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 the 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, us of, or threatened use of firearms, weapons, explosives, and incendiary devices (this includes "look alike" firearms, explosives, and incendiary devices)
  • • Destruction of 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 or walking out of class without permission
  • • Other offenses deemed major by teacher and / or administration