Crisis Intervention & Weapons

Policies & Procedures

Crisis Intervention Policy: Mid-State is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for students, employees, guests, and visitors. Mid-State will not tolerate any form of threats, threatening behavior, verbal abuse or violence by anyone at any Mid-State owned or leased facility or any Mid-State sponsored activity. Violence/threats include, but are not limited to: striking another, pushing, kicking, throwing things, abusing/destroying property, physical threats of violence, stalking or harassment. In addition Mid-State follows the guidelines of the Student's & Employee's Right to Know publication, the College Catalog & Student Handbook, the student code of conduct and the Mid-State Personnel and Procedures Manual.

Threats, Threatening/Violent Behavior: Any person who makes substantial threats, exhibits threatening behavior or engages in violent acts at any Mid-State facility shall be removed from the premises by law enforcement as quickly as safety permits and shall remain off Mid-State premises pending the outcome of an investigation. Should an investigation substantiate that violation of this policy has occurred, Mid-State will initiate a decisive and appropriate response, including termination/expulsion.

Weapons Policy: No Mid-State employee, student, visitor, guest, vendor or anyone else Mid-State deals with in the course of business may possess, transport or use a weapon of any kind while on Mid-State property, conducting Mid-State business or attending an Mid-State sponsored event. In addition, the weapons that employees or others legally have in their vehicles while on Mid-State property, conducting Mid-State business or attending an Mid-State sponsored event, must remain in the vehicle and in their proper carrying case. Weapons may not be transported in Mid-State owned vehicles. Examples of weapons include: all firearms, compressed gas operated weapons, any electric weapons as defined in Section 941-295(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes, bows of legal hunting strength, knives (other than small pocket knives), explosives or any other device which in the manner it is used or intended to be used is calculated or likely to produce bodily harm, or any device which Mid-State, in its sole discretion, shall deem dangerous.

In the case of an attempted or threatened suicide/homicide on Mid-State premises, the immediate responsibility of all Mid-State personnel is to contact law enforcement (911), notify the Campus Office, evacuate and secure the area, utilize Mid-State Emergency Care Procedures if the individual is not a danger to others, complete the First Report of Injury and Incident Notification forms and request assistance from Mid-State's Director of Communications to respond to the release of information to the media.