|School Board of Alachua County|
|Bylaws & Policies|
3217 - WEAPONS
The Board prohibits instructional staff from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon, including a concealed 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 vehicle without the permission of the Superintendent.
Any staff member who possesses a weapon or other device designed to inflict serious bodily harm while on District premises, in a school vehicle, or on property being used by the District for school purposes may be charged with a felony. This restriction applies to staff members licensed to possess firearms unless serving as an authorized security officer.
For purposes of campus parking, the Board waives the exception in F.S. 790.115(2)(a)(3). Weapons are prohibited in vehicles at school-sponsored events and in vehicles on the property or any Board facility.
Weapons and firearms as defined in F.S. 790.001 and include, but are not limited to, firearms, guns of any type, sword, sword cane, knives (except common pocket knives, plastic knives, and blunt-bladed table knives), box cutters, razors, clubs, electric weapons or devices, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons, ammunition, destructive devices, explosives and look-alike items that closely resemble weapons or operate similarly.
For purposes of this policy, the term "weapon" also 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.
Staff members shall report knowledge of dangerous weapons and/or threats of violence by students, staff members, or visitors to the building principal or site administrator. Failure to report such knowledge may subject the staff member to discipline.
The Superintendent shall ensure that any staff member possessing a weapon, including a concealed weapon, or other device designed to inflict serious bodily harm is reported immediately to the appropriate law enforcement agency, regardless of whether such staff member possesses a valid concealed weapon license. Staff members who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination consistent with law, due process, and the terms of any negotiated agreement.
A weapon may be brought on District property for educational purposes under controlled circumstances when authorized by the Superintendent.
F.S. 790.001, 790.115, 1001.43, 1012.23
18 U.S.C. 922