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Swain County High School has a “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy for Bullying. Bullying will not be tolerated in the Swain County School system.

Definition: Bullying behavior is any pattern of gestures or written, electronic or verbal communications, or any physical act or any threatening communication that: 1) places a student or school employee in actual and reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property; or 2) creates or is certain to create a hostile environment by substantially interfering with or impairing a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits.

Ways to report bullying:

  • Bullying form:  https://goo.gl/e4cKTI (These reports are addressed by an administrator within 24 hours of receiving them. Forms completed on a weekend or holiday or other days away from school will be addressed as soon as students are back on campus.)

  • Speak to an administrator at school.

  • Speak to a Guidance Counselor with the understanding that they will report to an administrator.


A student who is determined to have bullied another student may be subject to the following disciplinary action(s):

  • Any and /or all options of discipline may apply.  For greater clarification, please see board Policy 1710.



  • Swain County High School
  • Aug 8, 2018
  • Public
  • 70