Newport-Mesa USD | BP 3515.7 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Firearms On School Grounds
The Board of Education 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 - Campus Safety Facilitator
(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)
Possession of a firearm is also prohibited in school buses and district vehicles.
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)
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
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 18
921 Definitions, firearms and ammunition
922 Firearms, unlawful acts
923 Firearm licensing
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
7961 Gun-Free Schools Act; student expulsions for possession of firearm
Office of the Attorney General: http://oag.ca.gov/firearms
Policy NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: December 11, 2018 Costa Mesa, California