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James Rumsey Technical Institute’s student code of conduct addresses (1) the possession of weapons, (2) the displaying and brandishing of weapons, (3) instructions for the discovery of such weapons, and (4) legal and disciplinary penalties that may be assessed to such individuals as they apply accordingly. This policy is in accordance with State and Federal Safe Schools Act of 1995 and Senate Bill 46.
Possession or use of a weapon is prohibited by a student who is on school property, including school buses, or who is under the control or supervision of school personnel. The term “weapon” is intended to be construed broadly and includes any instrument or device which, by its design or use, is capable of causing injury, harm or threat of injury to the physical well-being of another person.
The governing definition of “deadly weapon” is found in West Virginia Code 61-7-2, which should be consulted before a student is disciplined under this rule. Under that
Weapons – Disciplinary Actions
Any student in violation of this policy will be suspended for a period of no less than ten days and may be subject to a long term suspension, up to one year, by the Board of Education and/or Administrative Council as deemed appropriate.
Weapons – Recording Evidence
In conjunction with Senate Bill 46, this policy requires principals, or their designee, to report such violations to the Board of Education. The principals, or designee, are also required to report such violations to the local state police within 72 hours after they occur.
Weapons – Legal Actions
Also stipulated in Senate Bill 46 and in concurrence with this policy, all parents, custodians, and legal guardians of a person under the age of eighteen who know that such person is committing such a violation of this policy, or who