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Policies:Firearms on School Grounds

Business and Noninstructional Operations
BP 3515.7(a)

The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors on campus. The superintendent or designee shall consult with local law enforcement, insurance carriers, and other appropriate individuals and agencies to address the security of school campuses.

(cf. 3515 – Campus Security)

(cf. 3515.2 – Disruptions)

(cf. 3513.3 – District Police/Security Department)

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 – Employee Security)

(cf. 5131.4 – Student Disturbances)

(cf. 5131.7 – Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

District policy regarding the possession of firearms and/or ammunition on school grounds shall be included in the district’s comprehensive safety plan and shall be communicated to district staff, parents/guardians, and the community.

(cf. 1450 – Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1112 – Media Relations)

(cf. 1113 – District and School Web Sites)

(cf. 1114 – District-Sponsored Social Media)

Any person specified in Penal Code 626.9(1)-(o) and 30310 is authorized to possess a firearm and/or ammunition on school grounds. School grounds include, but are not limited to, school buildings, fields, storage areas, and parking lots.

The superintendent or his designee shall not grant permission to any other individual to carry a firearm or ammunition on school grounds.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32281 Comprehensive safety plan

35160 Powers and duties of the board

35161 Powers and duties of the board; authority to delegate

38001.5 District security officers; requirements if carry firearm

PENAL CODE

626.9 Gun Free School Zone Act

830.32 District police department; district decision to authorize carrying of firearm

16150 Definition of ammunition

16520 Definition of firearm

26150-26225 Concealed weapons permit

30310 Prohibition against ammunition on school grounds

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 18

921 Definitions, firearms and ammunition

922 Firearms, unlawful acts

923 Firearm licensing

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

7151 Gun-Free Schools Act; student expulsions for possession of firearm

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

Office of the Attorney General: https://oag.ca.gov/firearms

 

Policy adopted: August 11, 2016
ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Escondido, California