Policy 5131.3 Prohibition of Weapons in Schools

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POLICY 5131.3

PROHIBITION OF WEAPONS IN SCHOOLS

DEFINITION: 

A weapon is anything that is commonly used or designed to hurt someone or to put someone in fear.  The Board policy thus concurs with the definition of a weapon in the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 82:  “weapon means (a) anything used or intended for use in causing death or injury or not, or (b) anything used or intended for use for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person, and without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes any firearm as defined in Section 82.

Students shall not be in possession on school premises at any time or while in any school-sponsored curricular or extra-curricular activity, of a weapon as defined above.

Reference:   Policy 5131.1:  Discipline

                         Policy 5131.2:  Threats

                         Policy 5131.7:  Student Suspensions

Greater Victoria School District

Approved:     July 1983

Revised:         August 1993

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