1700 - Otherwise Lawful Possession of Firearms on School Property

Policy 1700

Community Relations

Otherwise Lawful Possession of Firearms on School Property


Notwithstanding the otherwise lawful possession of firearms defined in Section 53a-3, in or on the real property comprising school district property by persons who hold a valid state or local permit to carry a firearm and would otherwise legally traverse school property with an unloaded firearm for the purpose of gaining access to public or private lands open to hunting or for other lawful purposes, such entry into Board of Education Offices or onto school property by these persons for these purposes is prohibited by the Board of Education.

The issuance of a permit to carry a pistol, revolver or other firearms does not authorize the possession or carrying of a pistol, revolver or other firearms on school district property. The Board of Education prohibits such possession on school district property.

The Board of Education may employ or enter into an agreement for public school security services with a firearm, as defined in state law, only with a sworn member of a local police department or a retired state or local police officer, or retired federal law enforcement agents and retired police officers from an out-of-state police department, as stipulated in 10-244a.

Students and staff are prohibited by the Board of Education from possessing firearms for any reason, whether otherwise lawful or not, in or on the real property comprising the public or private elementary or secondary school or at a school sponsored activity as defined in Subsection (h) of Section 10 233a.

(cf. 5114 - Suspension/Expulsion/Exclusion/Removal)
Legal Reference:           Connecticut General Statutes
     29-28 Permit for sale at retail of pistol or revolver. Permit to carry a pistol or revolver. Confidentiality of name and
     address of permit holder. (as amended by P.A. 98-129)
     29-33 Sale, delivery or transfer of pistol and revolvers. Documentation requirements. Waiting period.
     Exempted transactions. Penalty. (as amended by P.A. 98-129)
                52a-3 Definitions.
                53a-217b Possession of a weapon on school grounds: Class D felony. (as amended by P.A. 01-84)
                P.A. 13-188 An Act Concerning School Safety
                10-244a Employment of persons to provide security services in a public school while in possession of a
                firearm (as amended by P.A. 14-212 and P.A. 14-217)


Policy adopted:  May 5, 2015, Effective July 1, 2015        
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut
Policy revised:   April 5, 2016                              
 
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