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Weapons Policy

Everyone in SoWashCo Schools has a right to feel safe while attending school or school events.

1 Any object, device or instrument designed as a weapon, or through its use is capable of threatening or producing bodily harm, or which may be used to inflict self-injury including, but not limited to, any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; air guns; pellet guns; BB guns; all knives; blades; clubs; metal knuckles; nun chucks; throwing stars; explosives; fireworks; flammable liquids; mace and other propellants; stun guns; ammunition; poisons; chains; arrows; and objects that have been modified to serve as a weapon.

2 No person shall possess, use or distribute any object, device or instrument having the appearance of a weapon and such objects, devices or instruments shall be treated as weapons including, but not limited to, weapons listed above which are broken or non-functional, look-alike guns; toy guns; and any object that is a facsimile of a real weapon.

3 No person shall use articles designed for other purposes (i.e., lasers or laser pointers, belts, combs, pencils, files, scissors, etc.), to inflict bodily harm and/or intimidate and such use will be treated as the possession and use of a weapon.

1 There are serious consequences for students possessing, using, or distributing weapons: The minimum shall include: immediate out-of-school suspension; confiscation of the weapon; immediate notification of police; parent or guardian notification; and possible recommendation to the superintendent/designee of expulsion or exclusion for a period of time not to exceed one year.

  • It is School District 833 policy that no student or non-student shall possess, use or distribute a weapon before, during, or after school hours in any school district location or during any school sponsored event. The school district will act to enforce this policy and to discipline or take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator, school employee, volunteer, or member of the public who violates this policy.

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This is a summary of SoWashCo School's Student Series Policy 501 (School Weapons Policy).

Read the School Weapons Policy #501


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