The Gardner Public Schools shall prohibit possession and/or use of any kind of weapon; weapons will not be tolerated on school premises or at school related situations.
For the purpose of this policy, “weapon” includes, but is not limited to, firearms, knives, and or any other devices, or objects used to inflict or to threaten bodily harm.
1. Any weapon found in a locker or other storage space which is assigned to a student and which has a lock or other security device may be considered to be the property of the student assigned to the locker or other storage space for the purpose of disciplinary action under the Student Handbook.
2. Violations of this policy may lead to expulsion. Procedures for enforcement shall be contained in the Student Handbook.
3. In addition to the school discipline, appropriate criminal action shall be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 269, Section 10.
4. The weapons policy and regulations shall be implemented in accordance with the due process provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations of the Department of Education and the Student Handbook.
[Adopted: November 2006]
MGL Ch. 269, Section 10