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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."

Secure firearm storage is an essential part of home safety. If a decision has been made to bring a gun into a student’s home, parents/guardians can make the home safer by storing any firearms unloaded and locked, with ammunition kept in a separate place. Research has proven that this simple practice can help prevent unintentional shootings, gun suicides, and other tragedies that can result when kids and teens gain access to guns. For more information, see

Administrative Position:

  • Chief of Albuquerque Public Schools Police

Department Director:

  • Deputy Chief Albuquerque Public Schools Police


Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-5-4.7 NMSA 1978

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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
Reviewed: July 7, 2022
Revised: July 20, 2022