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502.8 - Weapons




The Linn-Mar Community School District Board of Education believes weapons, other dangerous objects, and look-a-likes in school district facilities cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment and present a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors on district premises/property within the jurisdiction of the school district.

School district facilities are not an appropriate place for weapons, dangerous objects, and look-a-likes. Weapons, other dangerous objects, and look-a-likes will be taken from students and others who bring them onto district property or onto property within the jurisdiction of the school district or from students who are within the control of the school district.

Parents of students found to possess weapons, dangerous objects, or look-a-likes on school property will be notified of the incident. Possession or confiscation of weapons, dangerous objects, or look-a-likes will be reported to law enforcement officials and the student will be subject to disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.

Students bringing firearms to school will be expelled for not less than 12 months. The superintendent will have the authority to recommend this expulsion requirement be modified for students on a case-by-case basis. For purposes of this portion of the policy, the term “firearm” includes but is not limited to any weapon which is designed to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; a muffler or silencer for such a weapon; any explosive, incendiary, or poisonous gas; or otherwise defined by applicable law.

Weapons under the control of law enforcement officials or other individuals specifically authorized by the board will be exempt from this policy.

The superintendent [or designee] may develop an administrative process or procedures to implement this policy.

Adopted: 12/94
Reviewed: 5/11; 7/13; 10/14; 1/15; 10/17; 9/20
Revised: 12/16
Related Policy (Code #): 502.1; 502.1-R; 502.2; 502.2-R; 502.8-R
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.8; 280.12B; 483A.27(11); 724; 281 IAC 12.3(6); 18 USC § 921
IASB Reference: 502.6
Mandatory Policy