GBJ - Weapons in Schools - Staff*

Code: GBJ
Adopted:  6/15/15
 

Employees, district contractors and/or their employees and district volunteers shall not possess a dangerous or deadly weapon or firearm on district property or at school-sponsored events. This prohibition excludes those employees, district contractors and/or their employees and district volunteers who may otherwise be permitted by law to carry a firearm as long as it is not loaded and in a locked container or a locked firearms rack which is in a motor vehicle.  

For purposes of this policy, and as defined by state and federal law, weapon includes:

  1.  “Dangerous weapon” - any weapon, device, instrument, material or substance, which under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury;
  2.  “Deadly weapon” - any instrument, article or substance specifically designed for and presently capable of causing death or serious physical injury;
  3.  “Firearm” - any weapon (with the exception of a starter gun used at an athletic event) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, frame or receiver of any such weapon, any firearm silencer or any other destructive device including any explosive, incendiary or poisonous gas.

Weapons under the control of law enforcement personnel are permitted.

The superintendent will ensure notice of this policy is provided.

Employees in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal. Individuals contracting with the district and volunteers will be subject to appropriate sanctions. A referral to law enforcement may be made.
 

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 161.015
ORS 166.210 - 166.370
ORS 332.107
 
Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990, 18 U.S.C. §§ 921(a)(25)-(26), 922(q) (2006).
Doe v. Medford School District 549C, 232 Or. App. 38, 221 P3d 787 (2009).