The behavior is a violation of the student code of conduct.

If a behavior does not involve weapons, drugs, or serious bodily injury (as defined in the law), it falls into IDEA's default category for discipline violations:  those that break the code of conduct at the school.   The special exceptions to IDEA's discipline rules for dangerous behavior do not apply to this conduct.

The tool currently only includes the federal requirements. Federal requirements apply in all states and states may add on (but not subtract) from the Federal laws. The tool doesn't currently incorporate court decisions or other authoritative interpretation of the law that can clarify issues not explicitly clear from the statute or regulations alone.

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