No Firearms or Weapons

No Firearms or Weapons
firearmsNo Firearms or Weapons

Weapons in Schools (Act 94-817): It is a Class C Felony for any person to knowingly carry or possess a deadly weapon on the premises of any public school or any school bus with intent to do bodily harm. Note: Deadly weapons include but are not limited to hand grenades, explosive devices, pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives, stilettos, swords, daggers, or any type of club, baton, blackjack, bludgeon, or metal knuckles.

Gun Free Schools Act (GFSA): When it is determined that a student possesses a firearm at school, on school property, or at a school event/activity, the following procedures must be followed immediately:

The student must be expelled and the expulsion noted on records transferred to any other school.

The LEA must determine the procedures and steps needed to reach the expulsion status, including, but not limited to, the following:

Report to law enforcement

Contact parents


Suspend from school immediately pending investigation

Complete an investigation as soon as possible with documented written report(s)

Expel student according to LEA policy

Following the expulsion determination, the student cannot attend any regular public school for one calendar year.

The LEA can modify the expulsion on a case-by-case basis as allowed by the Code of Alabama 1975 §16-1-24.3.

Discipline of students with disabilities who violate the firearm possession policies shall be determined on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

GFSA and other state required disciplinary data will be reported to the SDE through the School Incident Report (SIR)

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