School Policies- Weapons Policy


Holy Family School's Weapons Policy expressly prohibits the use, possession, attempted sale, transmission or discharge of any weapon or explosive devices in the school, on the school grounds or at school sponsored activities. This policy shall apply to all students, participants in parish programs, teachers, administrators, and other personnel in Holy Family Parish and school. This policy includes, but is not limited to or inclusive of, any weapon, dangerous object or object used as a weapon (e.g. firearm, knife, explosive or incendiary devices). As defined by state law, a deadly weapon is: any instrument, device or thing capable of inflicting death, and designed or specifically adapted for use as a weapon, or possessed, carried or used as a weapon (ORC 2923.11A). Firearms shall include any loaded or unloaded gun of any caliber or type. This prohibition also includes any pistol, rifle or other device that uses air or gas propelled projectiles. Violations of this policy may warrant notification of the police, immediate suspension and possible expulsion.

If possession of a weapon is suspected, the principal or other administrator will immediately contact the police department and the Diocesan Legal Office before confronting the individual. If it is determined that this policy has been violated, the parents of the offender shall be immediately contacted and must cooperate with the disciplinary process.

Notification notices of prohibition of carrying concealed weapons on school are parish property are posted at all main entrances.

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