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JI3 - Student Possession of a Firearm

Students found to be in possession of a firearm, unless that possession has been sanctioned by the superintendent, while at school, at any school-related event, or at any time they are participating in an activity associated with the district, shall be expelled from the Albuquerque Public Schools for a minimum of one calendar year and the offender(s) shall be referred to  the Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department for appropriate action.

The superintendent, or appropriate associate superintendent, may modify the disciplinary action on a case-by-case basis through an appeal process.

The definition of "firearm" from 18 U. S. C. 92 is summarized as, ". . . any weapon which will propel a projectile by the action of an explosive."

Administrative Position:

  • Chief of Albuquerque Public Schools Police

Department Director:

  • Deputy Chief Albuquerque Public Schools Police

References

Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-5-4.7 NMSA 1978
  • No Child Left Behind

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: JICI

Reviewed: November 16, 1994
Approved: December 7, 1994
Approved: February 7, 1996
Revised: February 20, 1996
Reviewed: April 2001
Reviewed: September 13, 2010
Reviewed: November 8, 2010
Revised: November 17, 2010

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