Policy Details

1700 Possession of Firearms or Deadly Weapons on School Property




Litchfield Board of Education prohibits the possession of firearms, facsimiles of firearms, Tasers, deadly weapons, dangerous instruments, martial arts weapons or any other weapons capable of producing serious bodily harm or death, in any District building, site or vehicle; or at any event sponsored by the Board of Education, regardless of location and regardless of possession of a permit.

Any person in violation of this policy shall be removed from any District building, site, vehicle or event, and may also be reported to local law enforcement officials.

This policy shall not apply to peace officers, as defined by C.G.S. § 53a-3(9), in the performance of such peace officer's official duties, who are called to any District building, site, vehicle or event, or to any public school security officers employed or retained by the District.

Use for education purposes, such as a play prop or classroom demonstration, may be an exception only with the express prior written approval of the Superintendent.

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-233d Expulsion of Students.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-28(e) Permit for sale at retail of pistol or revolver. Permit to carry a pistol or revolver. Confidentiality of name and address of permit holder.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-3(9) Definitions.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-217b Possession of a weapon on school grounds: Class D felony.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-244a Employment of persons to provide security services in a public school while in possession of a firearm.

Litchfield Board of Educatio
Policy Adopted: 11/18/2015
Policy Revised: 4/9/2020

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