Firearms and Deadly Weapons

POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adopted: 
Wednesday, January 17, 1979
Revision Number: 
2
Revision Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 1993
Reference: 
Student Affairs
Policy: 

Pearl River Community College prohibits weapons from campus as defined by State law and college policy.

Procedure: 

No one except designated employees and law enforcement personnel should have weapons or ammunition on campus without approval by college officials. The Board prohibits the possession of pistols, ammunition, firearms or weapons in any form by any person other than duly authorized law enforcement officers on school premises or at school functions regardless of whether any such person possesses a valid permit to carry such pistols, firearms or weapons.

Any student found in violation of this policy by the Discipline Committee may be dismissed, expelled, or barred from the College, in addition to all other penalties and actions that may be available, provided the rights of due process are followed.

The only exception to this policy exists where weapons, not meeting the definition of deadly weapons, may be used for educational purposes; this is to be done only with personal approval of an executive officer.