Weapons Policy

The staff and student body will not tolerate the possession of any weapons or other dangerous objects on campus. Edmonds School District Administration Regulation #8220 (Section I.7), RCW 9.41.250, RCW 9.41.280 and ESSB 5307 also prohibit the possession of weapons or other dangerous objects, including toy or facsimile weapons, on school property.

"Possession" includes but it is not limited to having a weapon or dangerous object anywhere on school property or at any school sponsored event. The item could be located

(a) in a space assigned to a student (such as a locker or desk);

(b) on the student's person or property (such as on the student's body, in his/her clothing, purse, backpack, gym bag or vehicle); or

(c) under the student's control or accessible or available (such as hidden by the student).

Students in possession of a weapon or dangerous object will be suspended or expelled. Students using an object in a threatening manner will be suspended or expelled. In these cases, a student also may be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Students who choose to remain in the area of illicit or criminal activities may be charged with possession if they have had a reasonable opportunity to withdraw or report even if they are not partaking.

Weapons and dangerous objects include, but are not limited to:

Firearms

Nun-chu-ka sticks

Box cutters

Metal knuckles

Toy weapons

Razors

Air guns

Knives

Lighters

Weighted Chains

Facsimileweapons

Paintballguns

Firecrackers

Water guns

Clubs or pipes

Baseball bats

Tasers

Stun guns


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