3411 - Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Upon School Grounds
|Policy: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Upon School Grounds||Policy Number: 3411|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 11/06/2019|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/20/2019||Date of Next Review: 09/28/2022|
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Unlawful Possession of a Weapon upon School Grounds and at School Functions
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly possess any air-gun, spring-gun, or other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force is a spring, air, piston or CO2 cartridge upon school grounds or in any district building or at any school function without the express written authorization of the Superintendent or their designee.
A weapon, for purposes of the Gun-Free Schools Act, shall mean a “firearm” as such term is defined in 18 USC §921. For purposes of this Code, a “weapon” also means any other gun, BB gun, pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, machine gun, disguised gun, dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, switchblade knife, gravity knife, brass knuckles, sling shot, jack knife, metal knuckle knife, box cutter, cane sword, electronic dart gun, Kung Fu star, electronic stun gun, pepper spray or other noxious spray, explosive or incendiary device, or other device, instrument, material or substance capable of causing physical injury or death.
Additionally, the possession of any weapon, as defined in the New York State Penal Code, on school property or in school buildings or at a school function is prohibited, except by law enforcement personnel or upon written authorization of the Superintendent or their designee.
Unlawful possession of a weapon upon school grounds may be a violation of the New York State Penal Law, and is a violation of School District policy and the District Code of Conduct.
Penal Law Sections 265.01-265.06 http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article265.htm