The Muscogee County School District's weapons policy is as follows:
A student shall not possess, use, handle, transmit, or control any object which might reasonably be considered as a weapon. While not meant to be all inclusive, examples of such objects are any gun, pistol or device designated or intended to propel a missile of any kind, explosive compounds, or any dirk, Bowie knife, switch blade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of two or more inches, straight-edge razor, razor blade, spring stick, metal knucks, black jack, or any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a num chuck, or a fighting chain, or any disc designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of any kind.
While not classified as a "weapon" under Georgia law for purposes of determining a violation of the Criminal Code (O.C.G.A. §16-11-127.1), the Muscogee County School District in the enactment and enforcement of this Rule considers a knife which has a blade of less than three inches in length to be a weapon and thus in violation of this Rule.
A student who wishes to bring any such object which could be reasonably considered to be a weapon on school grounds as a part of or in conjunction with a class assignment or other school project shall first receive permission from the office of the principal. This policy is applicable to students, when they are:
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1. on the school grounds at any time;2. off the school grounds at a school activity, function, or event;3. en route to and from school and en route to and from school functions, activities, or events;4. on a school bus or other transportation furnished by the School District.
Any student who is accused of violating this policy will be taken before the Muscogee County School District Discipline Tribunal. If found guilty of violating this section on weapons and dangerous instruments, the student will be expelled for a minimum of one calendar year if it is a first offense. In addition, local police will be summoned to the campus and a charge made against the student who violates this policy. Any further violation of this policy will result in permanent expulsion with no appeal for reentry.
--Source: Muscogee County School District Behavior Code and Discipline Policy Handbook