|Grosse Ile Township Schools|
|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 Board for the purpose of school activities approved and authorized by the Board including, but not limited to, property leased, owned, or contracted for by the Board, a school-sponsored event, or in a Board-owned vehicle.
Federal 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 Board property and Board-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 student from the school and any person may carry a concealed weapon solely in the parking lot.|
|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, a court officer, a parole, probation, or corrections officer or absconder recovery unit member of the Department of Corrections, if that individual has obtained a Michigan Department of Corrections weapons permit.|
|C.||A retired police or law enforcement officer, a retired Federal law enforcement officer, or a retired State court judge, a retired corrections officer of a county sheriff’s department, if that individual has received county sheriff approved weapons training, a retired parole, probation, or corrections officer or retired absconder recovery unit member of the Department of Corrections, if that individual has obtained a Michigan Department of Corrections weapons permit.|
The Superintendent shall refer a visitor who violates this policy to law enforcement officials and may take any steps necessary to exclude the visitor from Board property and Board-sponsored events.
18 U.S.C. 922
M.C.L. 28.425o, 123.1101, 750.222
20 U.S.C. 4141(g)
© Neola 2016