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Davis Joint USD |  BP  3515.7  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Firearms On School Grounds   

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The Governing Board is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors on campus. The Superintendent or designee shall consult with local law enforcement and other appropriate individuals and agencies to address the security of school campuses.

(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 - Employee Security)

(cf. 5131.4 - Student Disturbances)

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

Possession of a firearm on or within 1,000 feet of school grounds is prohibited, except under the limited circumstances specified in Penal Code 626.9. School grounds include, but are not limited to, school buildings, fields, storage areas, and parking lots. (Penal Code 626.9)

If a district employee observes or suspects that any unauthorized person is in possession of a firearm on or near school grounds or at a school activity, he/she shall immediately notify the principal or designee and law enforcement.

The prohibition against the possession of firearms on school grounds shall be included in the district's comprehensive safety plan and shall be communicated to district staff, parents/guardians, and the community.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

(cf. 1114 - District-Sponsored Social Media)

Any person specified in Penal Code 626.9(l)-(o) and 30310 is authorized to possess a firearm and/or ammunition on school grounds. Examples include law enforcement, honorably retired peace officer, or a member of the military forces, engaged in the performance of his/her duties. Penal Code 626.9 and 30310 states that a holder of a valid Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license may carry a weapon in the area within 1,000 feet of a school, but does not authorize a person to carry a weapon on school grounds. School grounds include, but are not limited to, school buildings, fields, storage areas, and parking lots.

The Superintendent or designee shall not grant permission to any other individual to carry a firearm or ammunition on school grounds.

Legal Reference:


32281 Comprehensive safety plan

38001.5 District security officers; requirements if carry firearm


626.9 Gun Free School Zone Act

830.32 District police department; district decision to authorize carrying of firearm

16150 Definition of ammunition

16520 Definition of firearm

26150-26225 Concealed weapons permit

30310 Prohibition against ammunition on school grounds


921 Definitions, firearms and ammunition

922 Firearms, unlawful acts

923 Firearm licensing


7961 Gun-Free Schools Act; student expulsions for possession of firearm

Management Resources:


Office of the Attorney General:


adopted: June 16, 2016 Davis, California

revised: May 2, 2019