December 14, 2017

Weapons and Firearms


 

Policy Title:

Weapons and Firearms  

Policy ID:

 


I. Purpose of Policy

The purpose of the policy is to provide a safe, orderly, civil and positive learning environment in the Hartford

School District.

II. Policy Scope

This policy applies to;

● All students who are enrolled in a Hartford School District school or program, and all other

students while on Hartford School District property and/or participating in a Hartford School

District sanctioned activity.

● All Hartford School District employees, volunteers, and visitors while on Hartford School

District property and/or participating in a Hartford School District sanctioned activity.

III. Definitions

Weapon: Any device or implement used to threaten or cause harm to another person. By definition, bladed

weapons (i.e., knifes, sword), projectile weapons (i.e, bow and arrow, slings), firearms, chemical weapons (i.e.,

mace, tear gas), and clubs are classified as weapons even if not used to threaten or cause harm to another

person.

Firearm:

● Any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to and may readily be converted to

expel a projectile by the action of an explosive

● the frame or receiver of any weapon described above

● any firearm muffler or firearm silencer

● any firearm ammunition, including ammunition components such as: bullet, case, gun powder and

primer and or decommissioned ammunition.

● any destructive device, which includes:

(a) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas

1. bomb,

2. grenade,

3. rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces,

4. missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter once,

5. mine, or

6. similar device

(b) any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of

an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch

in diameter.

(c) any combination or parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any

destructive device described in the two immediately preceding examples, and from which a

destructive device may be readily assembled.

School Zone: In, or on the grounds of a school, or within 1,000 feet from the grounds of a school.

November, 2014

THE HARTFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT

IV. Policy Statement

The Hartford School District shall comply with the federal Gun Free Schools Act of 1994 and state law

requiring school districts to provide for disciplinary consequences, including the possible expulsion of

students, and for disciplinary consequences for any other person who, without authorization, brings firearms or

weapons to or possess firearms or weapons while on Hartford School District property and/or participating in a

Hartford School District sanctioned activity.

Authorization to be in possession of a firearm or weapon while on Hartford School District property and/or

while participating in a Hartford School District sanctioned activity must be made in writing by the

Superintendent.

V. References

 

Responsible Owner:

Hartford School District

Contact(s): email

debalsit@hartfordschools.net

Approved By:

HSD School Brd–3-11-2015

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