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Firearms or Weapons on School Campuses

Firearms or Weapons on School Campuses

Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.

17 V.I.C. § 91 Expulsion of pupils; appeal

(b) The Commissioner of Education shall order the expulsion from public school for a period of not less than one year of any pupil who brings or possesses a firearm, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a), on school property or at a school function.

  • (1) “School property” means in or within any building, structure, athletic playing field, playground, parking lot or land contained within the real property boundary line of a public elementary or secondary school; or in or on a school bus or at a school function.
  • (2) “School function” means any event or activity that is under the supervision and control of a public school.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), the Commissioner of Education or the Virgin Islands Board of Education on appeal, may modify, in writing, the length of the expulsion on a case-by-case basis based on the specific circumstances surrounding each incident.

(d) Any parent or guardian aggrieved by such an expulsion may appeal to the Board of Education for review of such order within thirty (30) days after the date thereof.

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