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Weapons/Dangerous Objects

Weapons/Dangerous Objects

Edmonds School District Policy (#8220-R1 [Section I.8]) prohibits the possession of firearms, weapons, or other dangerous objects including toy or facsimile weapons on district premises, school provided transportation and areas being used by public or private schools. 

State law (RCW 9.41.250, and RCW 9.41.280), makes it is unlawful for any person to carry onto, or possess on public or private school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public or private school a dangerous weapon, firearm, or certain other devices which may cause harm to others or self.

 “Possession” includes but it is not limited to:

  1. having a weapon or dangerous object anywhere on school property or at any school sponsored event, located;
  2. in a space assigned to the student such as a locker, desk or other assigned space; or
  3. on the student’s person; or
  4. in the student’s property (in his/her clothing, purse, backpack, gym bag, vehicle, etc.); or
  5. under the student’s control; or
  6. hidden by the student by the student on or near school premises; or
  7. given by the student to another person.
  • 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.
  • Students carrying or possessing a firearm shall be expelled for a period of not less than one (1) year. Law enforcement authorities shall be notified.

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

  1. any firearm;
  2. other dangerous weapon (RCW 9.41.250);
  3. sling shot, sand club, metal knuckles;
  4. knife, including box-cutters and razors
  5. spring blade knife, which is any knife with a blade that is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement;
  6. any device commonly known as "nun-chu-ka sticks", consisting of two or more lengths of wood, metal, plastic, or similar substance connected with wire, rope, or other means;
  7. any device, commonly known as "throwing stars", which are multi-pointed, metal objects designed to embed upon impact from any aspect;
  8. Any air gun, including any air pistol or air rifle, designed to propel a BB, pellet, or other projectile by the discharge of compressed air, carbon dioxide, or other gas; or
  9. Any portable device manufactured to function as a weapon and which is commonly known as a stun gun, including a projectile stun gun which projects wired probes that are attached to the device that emit an electrical charge designed to administer to a person or an animal an electric shock, charge, or impulse;
  10. Any device, object, or instrument which is used or intended to be used as a weapon with the intent to injure a person by an electric shock, charge, or impulse;
  11. any explosives or incendiary components (including fireworks);
  12. any object that is used as a weapon (i.e. weighted chains, clubs & pipes, baseball bats).

September 16, 2013

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