Title: Authorizes Students to Bring Firearms to School
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a student to bring a firearm to school under certain circumstances, effective July 1, 2013.
Authorizes a school to allow a student to bring a firearm to school in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
The school district has safeguards to ensure student safety; and
The firearm is secured in a locked container approved by the school district when not in use for instructional activity (Sec. 1).
Requires a school to expel a student for at least 1 year who has brought a firearm to school, except as allowed by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
Specifies that a student alleged to have brought a firearm to school has the right to due process prior to expulsion (Sec. 1).
Authorizes a teacher, superintendent or principal to immediately suspend a student if there is probable cause to believe the student brought a firearm to school, whereas existing law requires the immediate suspension of a student who is determined to have brought a firearm to school (Sec. 1).
Prohibits the following from being defined as a firearm (Sec. 1):
A picture of a firearm;
A fractional-sized replica of a firearm;
An imitation of the sound of a firearm discharge; and
The forming of an individual’s hand into the shape of a firearm.
Authorizes a school to offer instructional activities related to firearms (Sec. 1).