Possessing, using, transporting, carrying, or storing a weapon while on school property, while attending school-related activities or while on the way to or from school by any student is prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in discipline, which may include suspension and expulsion, and may result in a report to local police and a request for further action.

A weapon is defined as any weapon defined by federal or state law. A weapon includes, but is not necessarily limited to, firearms, ammunition, destructive devices and fireworks, or any other tool, instrument, or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or intimidating others, or used for such purpose. A weapon includes stun guns, replicas, models, or facsimiles intended to look like a real weapon.

Any school district employee shall immediately inform the building administrator of any incident involving a weapon. The building administrator will conduct a complete investigation and will confiscate the weapon. The building administrator will promptly notify the Superintendent and the parent or guardian of any student involved. The Superintendent may report the incident to the local police and request further action.

The CLSD Board of School Directors recognizes the importance of a safe school environment to the educational process. Possession of weapons in the school environment is a threat to the safety of students and staff and is prohibited by law.

Read the full policy: Policy 218.1