Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
Ohio Revised Code 3313.66 Suspension expulsion or permanent exclusion - removal from curricular or extracurricular activities.
(2) (a) Unless a pupil is permanently excluded pursuant to section 3313.662 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of schools of a city, exempted village, or local school district shall expel a pupil from school for a period of one year for bringing a firearm to a school operated by the board of education of the district or onto any other property owned or controlled by the board, except that the superintendent may reduce this requirement on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the policy adopted by the board under section 3313.661 of the Revised Code. (b) The superintendent of schools of a city, exempted village, or local school district may expel a pupil from school for a period of one year for bringing a firearm to an interscholastic competition, an extracurricular event, or any other school program or activity that is not located in a school or on property that is owned or controlled by the district. The superintendent may reduce this disciplinary action on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the policy adopted by the board under section 3313.661 of the Revised Code. (c) Any expulsion pursuant to division (B)(2) of this section shall extend, as necessary, into the school year following the school year in which the incident that gives rise to the expulsion takes place. As used in this division, “firearm” has the same meaning as provided pursuant to the “Gun-Free Schools Act,” 115 Stat. 1762, 20 U.S.C. 7151.
Ohio Revised Code 3313.662 Adjudication order permanently excluding pupil from public schools.
(1) (a) Upon determining that the school attendance of a pupil who has been permanently excluded from public school attendance no longer will endanger the health and safety of other students or school employees, the superintendent of any city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district in which the pupil desires to attend school may issue to the board of education of the school district a recommendation, including the reasons for the recommendation, that the permanent exclusion of a pupil be revoked and the pupil be allowed to return to the public schools of the state. If any violation which in whole or in part gave rise to the permanent exclusion of any pupil involved the pupil’s bringing a firearm to a school operated by the board of education of a school district or onto any other property owned or operated by such a board, no superintendent shall recommend under this division an effective date for the revocation of the pupil’s permanent exclusion that is less than one year after the date on which the last such firearm incident occurred. However, on a case-by-case basis, a superintendent may recommend an earlier effective date for such a revocation for any of the reasons for which the superintendent may reduce the one-year expulsion requirement in division (B)(2) of section 3313.66 of the Revised Code.
Ohio Revised Code 3319.45 Principal to report certain act or violations by pupil to superintendent and law enforcement officer.
If a principal of a public school in a city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, acting in his official or professional capacity, has knowledge of or has observed a pupil committing a violation listed in division (A) of section 3313.662 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether or not the pupil was sixteen years of age or older at the time of the commission of the act or violation, and the violation was committed on property owned and controlled by, or at any activity held under the auspices of, the board of education of the school district, both of the following apply:
- (A) The principal, within one school day after obtaining his knowledge of or observing the act or violation, shall report the violation to the superintendent of the school district in which the school is located or to the designee of the superintendent.
- (B) The principal, within a reasonable period of time after obtaining his knowledge of or observing the act or violation, may report the act or violation to a law enforcement officer of the jurisdiction in which the violation occurred or, if the pupil is a juvenile, report the violation to either a law enforcement officer of the jurisdiction in which the act occurred or in the jurisdiction in which the pupil resides.