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Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, Fireworks, or Explosive Compounds

Federal and state laws require a one-calendar-year expulsion for the possession of a firearm, dangerous weapon or hazardous object on a school campus, at a school function, or within any school safety zone.

A.  No person shall possess, handle, carry, or have under his/her control any weapon or explosive compounds to include fireworks of any kind. 

  • The term “weapon” means and includes any pistol, revolver, or any weapon designed   or intended to propel a missile of any kind; or any Dirk, Bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, or any other knife having a blade of two or more inches; razor blades, straight edge razors, spring sticks, metal knucks, blackjack; or any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in a way to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nunchuck, nunchaku, shuriken or fighting chain, throwing star or oriental dart; explosive compound; bat, club, or other bludgeon-type weapon or articles (baseball bats, hockey sticks, or other sports equipment if possessed by competitors for legitimate athletic purposes are not included if they are  in possession of a student at a time and place which is appropriate or related to the use of these items for athletic purposes by a student) or any weapon of like kind.
  • The law requires that a violation of this code of conduct be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency and notification of the district attorney.

B.  Possession shall be strictly defined as having a substance or object on one’s person including, but not limited to, holding a substance or object in one’s hand for any length of time, including even a few seconds. Possession shall also mean having a substance or object under one’s control, for example, in one’s pocket, book bag, purse, auto, locker, etc.