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Weapons on Campus Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees12-12-2013
 Executive Leadership Team11-04-2013
 ICORE10-30-2013

Stanly Community College recognizes the importance of providing a safe and secure learning environment for all campus constituents.  It is a violation of State Criminal Law (NC General Statutes 14-269.2) and College policy to possess or carry any Weapon on the Stanly Community College property except as otherwise specifically provided by law.  Violators will be referred for criminal prosecution, and faculty, staff, or student violations are also subject to College disciplinary action.


Weapons on Campus Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team11-04-2013
 ICORE10-30-2013

Any person who witnesses a violation of this Policy will report such violation immediately to local law enforcement officials via 911.  Any violation of this Policy will be referred for criminal prosecution and for appropriate College disciplinary action applicable to faculty, staff, or students.

A weapon will be defined as any object or substance used, attempted to be used, or intended to inflict a wound, cause injury or incapacitate, including, but not limited to, all firearms, explosive agents, chemicals, air or canister propelled guns, knives with blades over four (4) inches, martial arts weapons, or any other “weapon” as defined by NC General Statutes 14-269.2.

Limited exceptions to the Policy include:

  1. Law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency service personnel, and military personnel carrying out their official duties;
  2. A person who has a legally valid concealed handgun permit or who is exempt from obtaining such a permit under State law, who has a handgun in a closed compartment or container within the person’s locked Vehicle or in a locked container securely affixed to the person’s Vehicle. A person may unlock the Vehicle to enter or exit the Vehicle, provided the handgun remains in the closed compartment at all times and the Vehicle is locked immediately following the entrance or exit, as provided in NCGS 14-269.2(k).
  3. A registered armed armored car service guard or registered armed courier service guard with the permission of the College.
  4. Educational uses specifically authorized by the President.