Policy 5436.1 – Fires, Fire Alarms, Explosives, Firecrackers, and Spray Devices

It is strictly forbidden for any student to start fires or to set off fire alarms falsely, to possess or detonate any kind of explosive or incendiary devices, including firecrackers, or to use or possess spray devices which are intended to incapacitate (e.g. pepper spray), on school property, on school buses or at any school-related event.

Students violating this policy may be referred for prosecution under applicable laws and/or subject to school disciplinary action.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Sections: 120.13(1) School Government Rules; Suspension; Expulsion
    • 895.035 Parent liability for acts of minor child
    • 940.24 Injury by reckless handling of explosives, fires, etc.
    • 941.26(4) Pepper spray
    • 941.31 Possession of explosives
    • 943.01 Property damage
    • 943.02 Arson, damage to property by explosives
    • 943.05 Placing combustible materials near property with intent to set fire or blow up such property


  • 5430 Student Conduct and Discipline
  • 5473 Student Suspension
  • 5474 Student Expulsion
  • 5475 Discipline of Students with Exceptional Educational Needs

APPROVED: August 13, 1991


  • June 13, 1994
  • October 8, 1996
  • September 9, 1997

Rule 5436.1 – Fires, Fire Alarms, Explosives, Firecrackers, and Spray Devices

Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action including immediate suspension, recommendation for expulsion review, and notification to legal authorities. The offender or parent/guardian will be expected to make restitution.