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Parent Handbook

Weapons and Dangerous Instruments

Students shall not possess, handle, transmit, use, or attempt to use any dangerous weapon in school buildings or on school grounds at any time, or in school vehicles and /or buses, or off the school grounds at a school-sponsored activity, function, or event.

Dangerous weapons for the purposes of this policy shall include, but are not limited to “…any firearm, explosive, explosive weapon, bowie knife, hawk bill knife, ice pick, dagger, slingshot, switchblade knife, blackjack, knuckles…”

Violators of this section shall be subject to suspension and/or expulsion from school.


When it is determined that a student has violated this policy, the principal of the school shall notify the student’s parent or guardian and the juvenile justice system as required by law.


Board Policy STU 36
Legal Reference: T.C.A.§39-17-1309