Weapons Policy

Possession of weapons in the school environment is a threat to the safety of students and staff and is prohibited. For any student found in possession of a weapon, the student shall be subject to an administrative recommendation to the Board for expulsion from school for a period of not less than one (1) year, subject to review of the Superintendent on a case-by-case basis. The Superintendent shall, in the case of an exceptional student, take all necessary steps to comply with all applicable special education laws and regulations.

The discovery of any weapon shall be reported to local law enforcement officials, and students may be prosecuted under applicable criminal law.

When a student transfers from a public or private school during an expulsion period for an offense involving a weapon, the School District may assign that student to an alternative placement or may provide alternative education, provided the assignment not exceed the expulsion period.