Personal tools

Weapon Possession

Possessing a weapon such as but not limited to a firearm, any type of gun, knife, club, firecracker, explosive, spoked wristband, chains, or other item that may cause or is intended to cause injury or death. This specifically includes “lookalike” guns and knives, such as toys. (Weapons covered by the Gun-Free Schools Act are defined under Firearm, Possession/Use.).

*** “Possession”, includes not only possession on one’s physical person, but also custody and control. Thus, a student may be found in possession of any item if the item is in the student’s backpack, locker, car, or elsewhere, if subject to the student’s custody and control.

Table 1: Consequences For Weapon Possession
Type of Weapon PossessionConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
Weapon possession, first offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term Suspension
  • Refer for Police Report
Weapon possession, second offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact & Conference* Short-term suspension Refer for Police Report
  • Staff/Student Contact* 
  • Administrative/Parent Contact & Conference*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Long-term Suspension
  • Refer for Police Report*