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Response Protocol 

Have you observed disruptive or threatening behavior? Are you concerned about the wellbeing or safety of a student, faculty, or staff member? 

Ask yourself: 

  • Is this person's behavior distressingly out of the ordinary?¬†
  • Does the behavior place anyone at risk?
  • Does my "gut feeling" tell me something is wrong?¬†
  • Is the behavior getting worse?¬†
  • Is dealing with this behavior beyond my skill level?
  • Do I want to discuss my observations and concerns with someone?¬†


                      Does the Student Need Immediate Assistance? 
  • YES
    • The student's behavior is clearly reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening and suggest immediate harm to self or others.¬†
    • Response:¬†

      • Call 9-1-1 AND report to Security¬†
      • Report the concern to¬†
        • Behavior Response Team: 208-792-2218
        • Student Counseling: 208-792-2211
    • The student's behavior indicates distress, but the severity is unclear. Your interaction with the student has left you feeling uneasy or concerned about the student.¬†
    • Response:

      • Report to Security¬†
      • Email: TitleIX@lcsc.edu
      • Call the following for consultation:
        • Student Counseling: 208-792-2211
        • Behavior Response Team: 208-792-2218
  • NO
    • I'm not concerned for the student's immediate safety, but he/she is having significant academic and/or personal issues.¬†
    • Response:¬†

      • Refer the student to the appropriate campus resource.¬†

What if a student is disruptive but does not pose a threat? 

  • Ensure your safety in the environment. Use a calm, non-confrontational approach.¬†
  • Set limits by explaining how the behavior is inappropriate.
  • If disruptive behavior persists, inform the student that it will be documented and forwarded for disciplinary action.¬†
  • If the behavior escalates and you believe there is a safety risk, call 9-1-1 and Campus Security 208-792-2226. Also report the behavior to the Behavioral Response Team.