Safety Response


Threat to Kill or Harm

Under sections 20 and 21 of the Crimes Act 1958, it is an offence to threaten to:

  • kill
  • inflict serious injury.

Report any of these threats to the police.

Actions to take

This table lists additional actions and associated policies that may be undertaken in dealing with actual or threatened violence in a school.


A citizens arrest

Citizen’s Arrest

Additional security

Security Risk Management

Legal intervention

Responding to Threatening Persons

School management action including issuing warnings Trespass

Note: For more information school discipline procedures and policies see: Student Engagement and Inclusion Guidance

Related policies

The policies within this section are: