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A student shall not be in possession of any prohibited weapon at school or any school-related activity; nor shall a student knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly go on the physical premises of a school, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school is being conducted, or passenger transportation vehicle of a school with any prohibited weapon, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the School.

Penal Code 46.03(a); Education Code 37.007(a)(1) (See also FOD)

A student shall not interfere with normal activities, occupancy, or use of any building or portion of the campus or of any bus engaged in the transportation of students to and from school-sponsored activities by exhibiting, using, or threatening to exhibit or use a firearm.

Education Code 37.125

PROHIBITED WEAPONS

Prohibited weapons are defined as follows:

  1. A firearm (any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use).
    Penal Code 46.03(a), 46.01(3)
  2. An illegal knife (knife with a blade over 5 1/2 inches, hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown, dagger, bowie knife, sword, spear) or by local policy.
    Penal Code 46.01(6), 46.03(a); Education Code 37.007(a)(B) (See FNCG)
  3. An explosive weapon (any explosive or incendiary bomb, grenade, rocket, or mine that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury, death, or substantial property damage, or for the principal purpose of causing such a loud report as to cause undue public alarm or terror, and includes a device designed, made, or adapted for delivery or shooting an explosive weapon).
    Penal Code 46.01(2)
  4. A machine gun (any firearm that is capable of shooting more than two shots automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger).
    Penal Code 46.01(9)
  5. A short-barrel firearm (rifle with a barrel length of less than 16 inches or a shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches, or any weapon made from a rifle or shotgun that, as altered, has an overall length of less than 26 inches).
    Penal Code 46.01(10)
  6. A switchblade knife (a knife with a blade that folds, closes, or retracts into the handle or sheath and that opens automatically by pressing a button or by the force of gravity or centrifugal force).
    Penal Code 46.01(11)
  7. Knuckles (any instrument consisting of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance that is designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles).
    Penal Code 46.01(8)
  8. Armor-piercing ammunition (handgun ammunition that is designed primarily for the purpose of penetrating metal or body armor and to be used primarily in pistols and revolvers).
    Penal Code 46.01(12)
  9. A chemical dispensing device (device other than a small chemical dispenser sold commercially for personal protection, that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of causing an adverse psychological or physiological effect on a human being).
    Penal Code 46.01(14)
  10. A zip gun (a device or combination of devices that was not originally a firearm and is adapted to expel a projectile through a smooth-bore or rifled-bore barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance)
    Penal Code 46.01(16)
  11. A club (an instrument specially designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument, including a blackjack, nightstick, mace and tomahawk).
    Penal Code 46.01(1), 46.03(a) Penal Code 46.05(a)

Adopted: 4/7/78

Amended: 9/10/82, 11/11/83, 3/27/92, 9/24/93, 3/22/96, 11/15/96, 3/21/03

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