Britton Deerfield School District
Bylaws & Policies

7217 - WEAPONS

The Board of Education prohibits visitors from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting that is under the control and supervision of the District for the purpose of school activities approved and authorized by the District including, but not limited to, property leased, owned, or contracted for by the District, a school-sponsored event, or in a District vehicle without the permission of the Superintendent.

State law establishes a "Weapon-Free School Zone" that extends 1,000 feet from the boundary of any school property.

The term "weapon" means any object which, in the manner in which it is used, is intended to be used, or is represented, is capable of inflicting serious bodily harm or property damage, as well as endangering the health and safety of persons. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, guns of any type, including air and gas-powered guns (whether loaded or unloaded), knives, razors, clubs, electric weapons, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons, ammunition, and explosives.

The Superintendent shall refer a visitor who violates this policy to law enforcement officials and may take any necessary steps to exclude the visitor from District property and District sponsored events.

Exceptions to this policy include:

 A.weapons under the control of law enforcement personnel;

 B.items approved by a principal as part of a class or individual presentation under adult supervision, if used for the purpose of and in the manner approved; (Working firearms and ammunition shall never be approved.)

 C.theatrical props used in appropriate settings;

 D.starter pistols used in appropriate sporting events.

These restrictions shall not apply in the following circumstances to persons who are properly licensed to carry a concealed weapon:

 A.A parent or legal guardian of a student of the school may carry a concealed weapon while in a vehicle on school property, if s/he is dropping the student off at the school or picking up the child from the school.

 B.A county corrections officer, a member of a Sheriff’s posse, a police or sheriffs reserve or auxiliary officer, or a State Department of Corrections parole or corrections officer, a private investigator, a Michigan State Police motor carrier officer or Capitol security officer, a State court judge, a security officer required by the employer to carry a concealed weapon while on the premises.

 C.A retired police or law enforcement officer or a retired State court judge.

The Superintendent shall take the necessary steps to prosecute for a violation of the Weapon-Free School Zone.

18 U.S.C. 922
M.C.L.A. 28.425o
20 U.S.C. 4141(g)

Revised 6/21/04
Revised 6/12/06
Revised 8/10/09

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