If there is no immediate threat, speak with the student privately. Document all conversations.

Avoid escalating the situation; speak calmly and with concern. Avoid physical contact.

Express your concern for their behavior, and set appropriate limits for their interactions with you in and out of the classroom.

If the student is uncooperative in leaving the classroom, contact MTSU Campus Police at 615-898-2424. Your first call should be to MTSU Campus Police, prior to calling your academic administrator or other designated personnel.

Document each incident of inappropriate behavior and any witnesses to each incident.

If the student poses an immediate danger to others, you may choose to dismiss the class while waiting for police intervention. Use good judgment to protect your safety and the safety of others.


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