Rule 6: Weapons, Dangerous Instruments, and Explosive or Implosive Devices
A student shall not solicit to buy or sell, or buy or sell or possess, handle, transmit, threaten with or discharge/use, any object that can reasonably be considered or converted to and/or used as a weapon such as, but not limited to knives; guns; pellet guns; brass knuckles; fireworks; lighters, tear gas, mace, explosives, pepper spray; bats (other than for athletics); clubs, sticks or other instruments of a bludgeoning type; Chinese stars; razors; projectiles and the like.
The prohibited weapons include, but are not limited to, the following:
Student Infractions and Behavioral Responses
SRO Notification: Rules marked with an “X” require the local school administrator to notify the SRO. If a rule is marked with “XX,” the SRO will notify the District Attorney’s office.
Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapon or Hazardous Object on School Property or at School Functions
Students are prohibited from possessing firearms (including a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or other weapon which will or can be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or electrical charge), dangerous weapons (as defined by O.C.G.A. § 16-11-121) or hazardous objects (as defined by O.C.G.A. § 20-2-751), while on school property or at school functions. A student shall be excluded from school for one calendar year for possessing on school grounds or at a school function a firearm or a dangerous weapon (as defined by O.C.G.A. § 16-11-121), provided that all tribunal officers, tribunals, panels, administrators, the superintendent, and the Gwinnett County Board of Education shall have the discretion to impose a lesser or more harsh, appropriate consequence on a case by case basis for any such offense. Any student possessing a hazardous object (as defined by the O.C.G.A. § 20-2-751), while on school property or at school functions shall receive disciplinary consequences in the discretion of the tribunal officer, tribunal, panel, administrator, the superintendent, or the Gwinnett County Board of Education and consistent with the Gwinnett County Board of Education's policies and procedures. See O.C.G.A. § 20-2-751; § 20-2-751.1.