No person shall possess, use, or store a dangerous weapon on school property, on school buses, or at any school related event without District Administrator approval. Furthermore, no student will use a dangerous weapon to threaten the life of another student, an employee, or any other person while on school property or while engaged in a school activity on or off school property. “Dangerous weapons” include any object, device, instrument, material or substance, whether animate or inanimate, that is used or intended or designed to be used to inflict death or serious bodily injury. No object, regardless of manufactured purpose, may be used to threaten or harm others.

The Principal may allow weapons in the building for purposes of demonstration or educational presentations. The Principal’s approval must be in writing and granted prior to the weapon being brought to the school. The Principal may elect to secure the weapon(s) when it is not being used for demonstration/education purposes.

Any student violating this policy shall be subject to penalties outlined in state law and suspended and/or expelled from school. Parent/guardians will be notified in all cases. Weapons will be confiscated by the District.

Students violating the policy on weapons including the use of weapons to threaten the life of others will be subject to disciplinary action including immediate suspension and a referral to the Board for expulsion. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or the Board, a student found in possession of a dangerous weapon will be expelled from the regular school program for a minimum of one year or longer as determined by the Board. The Board may modify the expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified in all cases where this policy is violated. Law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or other juvenile system officials will also be notified at the discretion of school administration. Weapons will be confiscated by the District and turned over to the proper authority.

The District will comply with federal and state laws and reporting requirements including assurance of compliance with state regulations regarding student expulsion for firearms possession.

Legal Reference: Wisconsin Statutes

Section 120.13(1)(2)M [School government rules: suspension; expulsion]
Section 930.22 [Words and phrases defined]
Section 948.60 [Possession of a dangerous weapon for persons under 18]
Section 948.605 [Gun-free school zones]
Section 948.61 [Dangerous weapons other than firearms on school premises]
Federal Law
Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994

First reading: October 5, 2010
Second reading: October 19, 2010
Date Adopted: October 19, 2010
For the Board of Education: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member