Schools have a legal and legislative responsibility to ensure policies and procedures are in place to investigate incidents and incidents of a serious nature that occur.
Yes, depending on the type of incident.
An incident is an occurrence or event that interrupts normal school procedure or precipitates an event at the school that requires intervention by teachers.
A serious incident is one that may require the involvement of an external agency or adversely affect the wellbeing of any student or the reputation of the school and requires immediate intervention by teachers.
Schools should have clearly defined policies and procedures relating to the investigation of incidents in the school environment. For some incidents, such as drug dealing or sexual assault, the police and/or other agencies may need to be involved.
Staff should be made aware of the school’s policies and procedures in relation to the investigation of school-related incidents. Teachers should be able to respond to incident notifications in a timely fashion and be able to take appropriate initial action when confronted with a serious incident.
You may be in breach of your duty of care responsibilities. You may also be in breach of various laws related to criminal activity.