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502.8-R - Regulations Regarding Weapons

For the purposes of Policy 502.8 - Weapons, the following definitions are to be used by district officials and administrators in the administration of the policy:

In the Linn-Mar Community School District weapons are defined as any dangerous objects which cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment or present a threat or perceived threat to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors on district premises or property within the jurisdiction of the school district. Although not an all-inclusive list, the following are examples of weapons: knives, clubs, brass knuckles, look-alike weapons, and look-alike firearms.

Firearms is defined as:

  1. any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
  2. the frame or receiver of any such weapon;
  3. any firearm muffler or firearm silencer, or
  4. any destructive device.

Destructive Device means:

  1. Any explosive, incendiary, or poisonous gas:
    • bomb;
    • grenade;
    • rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces;
    • missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than ¼ ounce;
    • mine; or
    • device similar to any of the devices described in the preceding clauses.
  2. Any type of weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch diameter.
  3. Any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in subparagraph (1) or (2) and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled.

Adopted: 12/94
Reviewed: 5/11; 7/13; 10/14; 12/16; 10/17; 9/20; 10/23
Revised: 1/15
Related Policy: 502.1; 502.1-R; 502.2; 502.2-R; 502.8-R
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.8; 280.21B; 483A.27(11); 724; 281 IAC 12.3(6)
IASB Reference: 502.06; 905.03