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Springfield Public Schools - Policy: JFCJ


Weapons and replicas of weapons as defined in Oregon law are forbidden on school property including parking areas, except for those in possession of law enforcement officers and/or individuals who are licensed or otherwise authorized to carry loaded or unloaded firearms.

Those people so authorized must report their possession of such firearms upon entering any school building or facility. Reports shall be made to the building principal or other school official in charge of the building or facility.

Oregon Law

Weapons shall include, but not be limited to, firearms, knives, metal knuckles, straight razors, explosives, noxious, irritation or poisonous gases, poisons, drugs or other items fashioned with the intent to use, sell, harm, threaten or harass students, staff members, parents and patrons.

Under Oregon law, "dangerous weapon" means any weapon, device, instrument, material or substance which under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury.

Any loaded or unloaded firearm or dangerous weapon possessed on or about a person while on District property including parking areas may be subject to seizure or forfeiture.

Incidents of students possessing weapons will be reported to each student's parents and may be reported to the police.

Under Oregon law, students bringing a weapon to school will be expelled for a period of not less than one year. The superintendent may, on a case-by-case basis, modify this expulsion requirement. The District may request suspension of driving privileges from a student expelled for bringing weapons to school.

Weapons under the control of law enforcement personnel are permitted. The superintendent may authorize other persons to possess weapons in school buildings. The superintendent may prescribe special conditions or procedures to be followed before giving such authorization.

Federal Law

Under federal law, students bringing a weapon to school including parking areas shall be expelled for a period not less than one year. However, on a case-by-case basis, the superintendent may determine an expulsion for less than one year is appropriate.

Under federal law, "weapon" is defined as any weapon which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive, the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any firearm muffler or firearm silencer or destructive device. "Destructive device" means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas, bomb, grenade, rocket or missile.

The District shall maintain a record of the number of expulsions for weapons and the types of weapons concerned.


ORS 161.015 ORS 166.210 - 166.372
ORS 332.107 ORS 339.240
ORS 339.250 ORS 339.260
ORS 806.060 - 806.080
OAR 581-21-050 to 581-21-75 OAR 581-53-010 (5)
OAR 581-53-015 (7-k) OAR 581-53-545 (v)
OAR 581-53-550 (5-y)
Section 921 of Title 18, United States Code, Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994
SPS Student Responsibilities and Rights Handbook

Adopted: 9-25-95

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