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5772 Policy_Weapons

The Board of Education prohibits students 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.
 
Weapons are defined in two (2) categories:
 
    A. Articles commonly used or designed to inflict bodily harm and/or to intimidate other persons. Examples
        include but are not limited to firearms (loaded or unloaded), BB guns, look-alike weapons, knuckles, razors,
        switchblade/butterfly knives, chains, clubs, stars, etc.
 
    B. Articles designed for other purposes but which through intent are used to inflict bodily harm and/or intimidate.
        Examples include but are not limited to belts, combs, pencils/pens, files, compasses, aerosol sprays,
        scissors, etc.
 
The Superintendent is authorized to establish instructional programs on weapons and reporting and dealing with
violations of this policy.
 
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.
 
Policy exceptions include:
 
    A. Weapons under the control of law enforcement personnel;
 
    B. Items pre-approved by the building principal as part of a class or individual presentation under adult
        supervision, if used for the purpose and in the manner approved (working firearms and any ammunition will
        never be approved as part of a presentation);
 
   C. Theatrical props used in appropriate settings.
 
This policy will be published annually in all District student and staff handbooks. Publication is not a precondition
to enforcement of this policy.
 
120.13(1), Wis. Stats.
18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3)
20 U.S.C. 7151
 
Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009
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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 9:45 AM