Student criminal activity to be shared between District 64 and Park Ridge police

Local elementary and middle school students who commit a criminal offense in Park Ridge won’t be able to hide it from school officials.

The Park Ridge Police Department and Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 have formed an intergovernmental agreement calling for the two to share information about student criminal conduct, regardless if it occurs on or off school grounds. Reportable offenses include any criminal act, violation of the state hazing act, harassment and drug possession.

“We can share information with them and they can share information with us,” said Police Chief Frank Kaminski.

The agreement is similar to one already in place between the police department and Maine Township High School District 207 officials, the police department said. In District 207, students can lose privileges in extracurricular activities if they are arrested for a crime.

This is the first time District 64 has had a reciprocal reporting agreement with the city. The District 64 Board of Education approved the agreement as a consent agenda item in November and the Park Ridge City Council is expected to adopt it Feb. 17.

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