(a) Definitions.--The following definitions shall apply in this section:
(1) School personnel.--Teachers, instructional support personnel, principals, and
assistant principals. This term may also include, in the discretion of the employing entity, other school
employees who work directly with students in grades kindergarten through 12.
(b) Each employing entity shall adopt and implement a child sexual abuse and sex trafficking
training program for school personnel who work directly with students in grades kindergarten
through 12 that provides education and awareness training related to child sexual
abuse and sex trafficking, including, but not limited to, best practices from the
field of prevention, the grooming process of sexual predators, the warning signs of
sexual abuse and sex trafficking, how to intervene when sexual abuse or sex trafficking
is suspected or disclosed, legal responsibilities for reporting sexual abuse or sex
trafficking, and available resources for assistance. This training may be provided by local nongovernmental organizations with expertise
in these areas, local law enforcement officers, or other officers of the court. All school personnel who work with students in grades kindergarten through 12 shall
receive two hours of training consistent with this section in even-numbered years
beginning in 2020.
(c) No entity required to adopt a child sexual abuse and sex trafficking training
program by G.S. 115C-47(64), 115C-218.75(g), 115C-238.66(14), or 116-239.8(b)(17), or its members, employees, designees, agents, or volunteers, shall be liable in
civil damages to any party for any loss or damage caused by any act or omission relating
to the provision of, participation in, or implementation of any component of a child
sexual abuse and sex trafficking training program required by this section, unless
that act or omission amounts to gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impose any specific duty of care or
standard of care on an entity required to adopt a child sexual abuse and sex trafficking
training program by G.S. 115C-47(64), 115C-218.75(g), 115C-238.66(14), or 116-239.8(b)(17).
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