§ 708-39. Dangerous Weapons on School Property  


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  • (a) No person shall knowingly possess, carry or use a deadly or dangerous weapon, dangerous ordnance or ammunition in a school building, on any school property or other facility used for school purposes or at a school-sponsored activity.

    (b) This section does not apply to the possession, transporting, or carrying of firearms, components of firearms, or firearm ammunition as defined and regulated by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2923, Conspiracy, Attempt, and Complicity; Weapons Control and Corrupt Activity.

    (c) This section does not apply to officers, agents, or employees of this or any other state or the United States, or to law enforcement officers, authorized to carry firearms and acting within the scope of their duties.

    (d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of having a weapon while on school property, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

    (e) As used herein the word "school" shall mean an accredited public or private educational institution for one or more of the grades kindergarten through the twelfth grade.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 8-1992, eff. Feb. 7, 1992; Emer. Ord. No. 028-2014, § 4, eff. March 5, 2014)