State Law 14-269-2 states in part that, "It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, or carry ... any sharp pointed or edged instrument..." on the school campus or bus. We mention this because occasionally a child will innocently bring a new knife to show his/her friends and therefore get into trouble at school. Please help us on this and be sure your child does not bring such objects to school.
The Davidson County Board of Education Policy on Weapons and Dangerous Instruments
(Rule 6) is as follows: A student shall not knowingly possess, handle, or transmit any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon.
(1) On the school grounds during and immediately before or after school hours,
(2) On the school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by a school group,
(3) Off the school grounds at any school activity, function, or event, includes buses.
This rule does not apply to normal school supplies like pencils or compasses, but does apply to any firearm, any explosive including firecrackers, any knife and other dangerous objects of no reasonable use to the pupil at school.
Students, who possess, handle or transmit firearms, as defined in Rule 6, will be suspended for one full year (365 days). Please remember: No weapons, no toy-like weapons and NO objects that can be used as weapons (such as a screwdrivers, letter openers, etc.) are allowed at school at any time.
The Davidson County Board of Education Policy on Drugs is as follows:
A student shall not possess, sell, use, transmit, conspire to transmit or distribute, or be under the influence of any narcotic drugs, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, "counterfeit drugs," alcoholic beverage, malt beverage, inhalant or intoxicant of any kind, or any controlled substance, or use, possess or distribute any drug paraphernalia.
(A) Any substance that is believed to be a prohibited substance confiscated by principal or other school officials shall be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency for proper identification. This policy applies:
On the school grounds during and immediately before and after school hours.
On the school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by any group, or
Off the school grounds at a school activity function or event, including buses.