Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Procedures

A-B Tech is committed to providing everyone associated with the College a work and learning environment that is safe and free of violence. To this end, the College prohibits any form of violence.

For purposes of this policy, “violence” includes, but is not limited to, verbally or physically attacking, harassing, intimidating, stalking or coercing any employee, student, visitor, vendor or other person associated with the College, brandishing weapons, damaging property, and/or threatening or talking of engaging in such activities. Brandishing weapons shall not include the use or possession of weapons by authorized employees or students for the purpose of training, or by College security, law enforcement officers, or military personnel when acting in the discharge of their official duties (See “No Weapons on Campus” policy).

Any member of the College community who commits an act of violence toward other persons or property on campus, while engaged in any work for or on behalf of A-B Tech or at events sponsored by A-B Tech shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment or expulsion from the College, exclusive of any civil and/or criminal penalties that may be pursued, as appropriate. For the purposes of this policy, a “member of the College community” includes, but is not limited to, employees, students, visitors, College officers and College officials.

Every employee and student is responsible for reporting any threats or acts of violence that he or she has witnessed, received, or has been told that another person has witnessed or received. Even without an actual threat, an employee or student should report any behavior he or she has witnessed that he or she regards as threatening or violent when that behavior is job related or might be carried out on College property or is connected to College employment or activities. Reports should be made immediately to the campus police department. The College intends to investigate all acts of violence promptly and objectively.