Hamden Public Schools District Policies

1700- Otherwise Lawful Possession of Firearms on School Property

1700

Community Relations
Otherwise Lawful Possession of Firearms on School Property

Entry onto school property by any person with a firearm, loaded or unloaded, is prohibited by the Board of Education with the exception of law enforcement officials. The issuance of a permit to carry a pistol or revolver does not authorize the possession or carrying of a pistol or revolver on school district property. The Board of Education prohibits such possession on
school district property.

The Board of Education may employ or enter into an agreement for public school security services with a firearm, as defined in state law, only with a sworn member of a local police department or a police officer who retired or separated in good standing from the department.

Students are prohibited by the Board of Education from possessing firearms for any reason, whether otherwise lawful or not, in or on the real property comprising the public or private elementary or secondary school or at a school sponsored activity as defined in subsection (h) of
section 10-233a.

( cf. 5116 Suspension/Expulsion/Exclusion/Removal)

Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes
                             29-28 Permit for sale at retail of pistol or revolver. Permit to carry a pistol or revolver. Confidentiality of name and address of permit holder. (as amended by PA 98-129)
                             29-33 Sale, delivery or transfer of pistol and revolvers. Documentation
requirements. Waiting period. Exempted transactions. Penalty. (as amended by PA 98-129)
                             52a-3 Definitions.
                             53a-217b Possession of a weapon on school grounds: Class D felony. (as amended by PA 01-84)
                             P.A. 13-188 An Act Concerning School Safety
                             P.A. 14-217 Section 254 of "Budget Implementer Bill"
                             P.A. 14-212 An Act Concerning the State Education Resource Center

Policy adopted: November 12, 1997 HAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Policy Revised- First Reading: June 21, 2016  
Policy Adopted: September 13, 2016  
  Hamden, Connecticut