Administrative Procedure 354

Possession Of Weapons Or Potentially Dangerous Items In School

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Background

The safety of students, staff, parents and visitors is a primary concern. Students are prohibited from bringing weapons or potentially dangerous items to school unless authorized by the Principal for instructional purposes within approved programs.

Procedures

  1. The Principal, in cooperation with staff, shall develop procedures for dealing with the possession of weapons or potentially dangerous items by students in school and make these known to the student body.
  2. Where a serious threat to safety exists, the police shall be called.
  3. Unless danger is imminent, staff members are not to attempt to remove weapons from a student or other individual.
  4. Where a weapon has been removed from an individual and where it has been necessary to inform the police regarding the possession of a weapon under this procedure, the Principal shall inform the parents and Superintendent in writing.
  5. Weapons taken from students or others shall be disposed of forthwith as follows:
    1. Weapons taken from students or other individuals shall be immediately turned over to the Principal.
    2. The Principal shall contact the police with respect to disposition of any dangerous weapons.
  6. Possession of a weapon may, depending on specific circumstances, be grounds for suspension and a recommendation for expulsion, subject to Administrative Procedure 355 - Student Discipline.
  7. The possession and use of laser pointers by students is prohibited.

Adopted:

September 21, 2016

Amended:

 

Reference:

Section 12, 16.2, 18, 20, 24, 25, 45, 45.1, 60, 61, 113 School Act