8470 – Weapons In School

Students are forbidden to knowingly and voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use any instrument in school, on school grounds or at school functions that is a firearm, weapon, or looks like a weapon as defined by the State of Nebraska Criminal Statutes, the federal laws found in Section 18 USCS Section 921 and in the administrative procedures for this policy 8470.

This policy shall cover any object or item which could be used to injure another person or whose clear intent is to resemble an item which could cause injury and which has no school-related reason for being in a school or on school grounds. Such items will be considered “weapons” for the purposed of this policy. Students who are in possession of the aforementioned articles will be subject to mandatory suspension or expulsion procedures.

Legal Reference:               Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended (4-31-94)

                                             to include the Gun-Free Schools Act

                                             Nebraska Student Discipline Act – Revised, 199

                                             Nebraska Criminal and Juvenile Codes as amended by LB988 (1994)


Policy Adopted: 4-10-95

Policy Revised: 8.9.2012