Main content

Alert message

DISRUPTION OF LAWFUL ASSEMBLY

A person commits a Class B misdemeanor if the person, alone or in concert with others, intentionally engages in disruptive activity on the campus or property of TSBVI, including the buildings, sidewalks or parking lots.

Definition

“Disruptive activity” means:

  1. Obstructing or restraining the passage of persons in an exit, entrance, or hallway of any building without the authorization of the administration of the school.Seizing control of any building or portion of a building to interfere with any administrative, educational, research, or other authorized activity.
  2. Seizing control of any building or portion of a building to interfere with any administrative, educational, research, or other authorized activity.Disrupting by force or violence or the threat of force or violence a lawful assembly in progress.
  3. Preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or the threat of violence any lawful assembly authorized by the school administration so that a person attempting to participate in the assembly is unable to participate due to the use of force or violence or due to a reasonable fear that force or violence is likely to occur.
  4. Disrupting by force or violence or the threat of force or violence a lawful assembly in progress.
  5. Obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at an exit or entrance to the campus or property or preventing or at-tempting to prevent by force or violence or by threats thereof the ingress or egress of any person to or from the property or campus without the authorization of the administration of the school.

Free Speech

This provision shall not be construed to infringe upon any right of free speech or expression guaranteed by the constitutions of the United States or the State of Texas.  Education Code 37.123

DISRUPTION OF CLASSES

A person other than a primary or secondary grade student enrolled in TSBVI commits a Class C misdemeanor if the person, on school property or on public property within 500 feet of school property, alone or in concert with others, intentionally disrupts the conduct of classes or other school activities.  Children younger than 12 years of age are excluded from this statute. 

Definitions

"Disrupting the conduct of classes or other school activities" includes:

  1. Emitting noise of an intensity that prevents or hinders classroom instruction.
  2. Enticing or attempting to entice a student away from a class or other school activity that the student is required to attend.
  3. Preventing or attempting to prevent a student from attending a class or other school activity that the student is required to attend.
  4. Entering a classroom without the consent of either the principal or teacher and, either through acts of misconduct or use of loud or profane language, disrupting class activities.

“School property” includes a public school campus or school grounds upon which a public school is located, and any grounds or buildings used by a school for assemblies or other school-sponsored activities.  “Public property” includes any street, highway, alley, public park, or sidewalk.

Education Code 37.124

Adopted: 7/13/79
Amended: 1/11/80, 7/12/85, 5/30/86, 9/29/95, 3/21/03, 1/26/18
Reviewed: