The Board recognizes the importance of preserving a safe educational environment for students,
employees and patrons of the district. In order to maintain the safety of the educational community,
the district will strictly enforce the necessary disciplinary consequences resulting from the use or
possession of weapons on school property. No student may possess a weapon on school property
at any time, except as specifically authorized during a school-sponsored or school-sanctioned activity
permitting weapons. The school district will provide secured storage of student firearms if
School property is defined as: Property utilized, supervised, rented, leased, or controlled by the
school district including but not limited to school playgrounds, parking lots and school buses, and
any property on which any school activity takes place.
A weapon is defined to mean one or more of the following:
1. A firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921.
2. A blackjack, concealable firearm, firearm, firearm silencer, explosive weapon, gas gun,
knife, knuckles, machine gun, projectile weapon, rifle, shotgun, spring gun, switchblade
knife, as these terms are defined in § 571.010, RSMo.
3. A dangerous weapon as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 930(g)(2).
4. All knives and any other instrument or device used or designed to be used to threaten or
assault, whether for attack or defense.
5. Any object designed to look like or imitate a device as described in 1-4.
Pursuant to the Missouri Safe Schools Act and the federal Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994, any
student who brings or possesses a weapon as defined in #1 or #2 above on school property will be
suspended from school for at least one (1) calendar year or expelled and will be referred to the
appropriate legal authorities. The suspension or expulsion may be modified on a case-by-case basis
upon recommendation by the superintendent to the Board of Education. Students who bring or
possess weapons as defined in #3, #4 and #5 and not otherwise included in #1 and #2, will also be
subject to suspension and/or expulsion from school and may be referred to the appropriate legal
Students with disabilities who violate this policy will be disciplined in accordance with policy JGE.
This policy will be submitted annually to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education along with a report indicating any suspensions or expulsions resulting from the possession
or use of a firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921. The report will include the name of the school in
which the incidents occurred, the number of students suspended or expelled and the types of
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Cross Refs: ECA, Building and Grounds Security
Legal Refs: §§ 160.261, 571.010, .030, RSMo.
18 U.S.C. § 921
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Gun-Free
Schools Act of 1994
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 - 1417
Farmington R-7 School District, Farmington, Missouri
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