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§ 7B‑3101.  Notificationof schools when juveniles are alleged or found to be delinquent.

(a)        NotwithstandingG.S. 7B‑3000, the juvenile court counselor shall deliver verbal andwritten notification of the following actions to the principal of the school thatthe juvenile attends:

(1)        A petition is filedunder G.S. 7B‑1802 that alleges delinquency for an offense that would bea felony if committed by an adult;

(2)        The court transfersjurisdiction over a juvenile to superior court under G.S. 7B‑2200;

(3)        The court dismissesunder G.S. 7B‑2411 the petition that alleges delinquency for an offensethat would be a felony if committed by an adult;

(4)        The court issues adispositional order under Article 25 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutesincluding, but not limited to, an order of probation that requires schoolattendance, concerning a juvenile alleged or found delinquent for an offensethat would be a felony if committed by an adult; or

(5)        The court modifiesor vacates any order or disposition under G.S. 7B‑2600 concerning ajuvenile alleged or found delinquent for an offense that would be a felony ifcommitted by an adult.

Notification of the schoolprincipal in person or by telephone shall be made before the beginning of thenext school day. Delivery shall be made as soon as practicable but at leastwithin five days of the action. Delivery shall be made in person or bycertified mail. Notification that a petition has been filed shall describe thenature of the offense. Notification of a dispositional order, a modified orvacated order, or a transfer to superior court shall describe the court'saction and any applicable disposition requirements. As used in this subsection,the term "offense" shall not include any offense under Chapter 20 ofthe General Statutes.

(b)        If the principal ofthe school the juvenile attends returns any notification as required by G.S.115C‑404, and if the juvenile court counselor learns that the juvenile istransferring to another school, the juvenile court counselor shall deliver thenotification to the principal of the school to which the juvenile istransferring. Delivery shall be made as soon as practicable and shall be madein person or by certified mail.

(c)        Principals shallhandle any notification delivered under this section in accordance with G.S.115C‑404.

(d)        For the purpose ofthis section, "school" means any public or private school in theState that is authorized under Chapter 115C of the General Statutes. (1997‑443,s. 8.29(e); 1998‑202, s. 6.)