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5772 AdmGuide_Weapons

The District prohibits students, staff, and visitors from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any
setting that is under the control and supervision of the District for the purpose of school activities approved and
authorized by the District including, but not limited to, property leased, owned, or contracted for by the District, a
school-sponsored event, or in a District vehicle without the permission of the Superintendent.
The term "weapon" 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. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms (including, but not limited to, firearms as
defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3)), guns of any type, including air and gas-powered guns (whether loaded or
unloaded), knives, razors, clubs, electric weapons, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons, ammunition, and
Any student who has reason to believe that a person has or will violate this guideline shall report to the school
principal or the supervisor of the activity immediately. The report should include as much detail as possible
concerning the person(s) involved, the weapon, the location of the person(s), and how this information was
No student is to confront the person possessing the weapon, but a staff member has the option of confronting the
person if the staff member believes the risk of injury to self or others is minimal or if immediate action is necessary
to prevent injury to any person.
A principal or activity supervisor receiving a report of weapons possession shall have the option of conducting a
search for the weapon in accordance with AG 5771, Search and Seizure, or contacting the School Resource
Officer for assistance.
The Superintendent will refer any student who violates this policy to the student’s parents or guardians and to the
criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system. The student may also be subject to disciplinary action, up to and
including expulsion.
120.13(1), Wis. Stats.
18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3)
20 U.S.C. 7151
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Shari Weinstock,
Aug 1, 2011, 8:36 AM