Policy Details

5131.7 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments

5131.7

STUDENTS

WEAPONS AND DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS

The Board of Education prohibits the possession or use of guns or facsimiles of guns on school property, student transportation, and at school-sponsored activities. Peace officers on official business are exempted from this prohibition. Students in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Board Policy 5114.1. Other persons in violation of this policy are subject to criminal prosecution under Connecticut General Statutes Section 53a-217b and any other applicable statutes. Notwithstanding the right of the Board of Education to take appropriate action against other dangerous objects, "weapon" for purposes of this policy shall include a firearm, deadly weapon, martial arts weapons, or dangerous instrument as defined in Connecticut General Statutes Section 53a-3.

(cf. 5114.1 – Suspension and Expulsion / Due Process)
(cf. 5144 – Discipline/Punishment)
(cf. 5145.12 – Search and Seizure)

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-221 Boards of Education to prescribe rules.

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 10-233a – 10-233f Expulsion as amended by PA 95-304.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-3 Definitions.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-217b Possession of firearms and deadly weapons on school grounds.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53-206 Carrying and sale of dangerous weapons.

PA 94-221 An Act Concerning School Discipline and Safety.

GOALS 2000: Educate America Act

18 U.S.C. 921 Definitions


Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 12/16/2015

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