4.12 Firearms & Weapons

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Chapter 4: Human Resources

4.12 Possession or Carrying of Firearms & Weapons


Related MnSCU Board Policy: 5.21 Possession or Carrying of Firearms
Related MnSCU Board Procedure: None.

Purpose:  To fulfill Board policy and procedure with regard to carrying or possessing weapons, and firearms on campus property at Normandale Community College. The Board considers it essential that all persons feel safe and be free from violence, threats, and intimidation on College property or attending College functions and events.

Accordingly, the Board hereby regulates the possession and carrying of weapons, and firearms by members of the College community and by others when on College property.

Part 1: Definitions
 
  1. College Property for purposes of this policy refers to all property, buildings, facilities and structures under the primary control of the College through ownership, lease, or other means. This also includes all public or private locations the College has leased for College events, including, but not limited to: academic and administrative meetings, intercollegiate and intramural sporting events, and student, faculty, and staff activities. This policy as it relates to firearms possession by any persons with a valid Minnesota or an out of state Minnesota recognized permit to carry does not cover College parking facilities pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 624.714 Subd. 18(C). 
  2. Employee means any individual employed by the College, including a student employee, when acting within the course and scope of employment.
  3. Student means an individual taking one or more College courses or classes, credit or noncredit, or participating in any program administered in part or wholly by the College.
  4.  Visitor means any person who is on College property, except an employee or a student.
  5.  Weapon(other than a firearm) is broadly defined to include, but is not limited to: knives, electronic control devices, explosives, explosive fuels, dangerous chemicals, chemical aerosol, billy-club, baton, and fireworks.
  6. Firearm defined as a gun, whether loaded or unloaded, that discharges shot or a projectile by means of an explosive, a gas, or compressed air.
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Part 2: Unauthorized Possession or Carrying of Weapons & Firearms
 

Subpart A:  Students & Employees
No students or employees shall possess or carry a weapon or firearm while on College property, with or without a valid Minnesota or an out of state Minnesota recognized permit to carry, except as authorized in Part 3 of this policy.

 

Subpart B: Visitors
No visitors shall possess or carry a weapon or firearm while on College property except as authorized in Part 3 of this policy.

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Part 3: Authorized Possession or Carrying of Weapons & Firearms
 

Subpart A: Law Enforcement Personnel. Licensed peace officers or other law enforcement agents may possess or carry weapons on College property when acting in the course of their official duties or when authorized by law to carry weapons.

 

Subpart B: Visitors. Visitors who are not employees or students who possess a valid Minnesota or an out of state Minnesota recognized permit to carry may possess a handgun on College property pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 624.714.

 

Subpart C: Presidential Approval. The College President or delegate may in writing permit or revoke permission for the otherwise lawful possession or carrying of weapons on College property. This includes the possession or carrying of weapons for purposes of life safety by the Normandale Public Safety Department.

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Part 4: Violations
 

Subpart A: Students. Violation of this policy by a student is a violation of, and will be adjudicated in accordance with, the Student Code of Conduct.

 

Subpart B: Employees. Violation of this policy by an employee constitutes misconduct subject to College discipline up to and including termination.

 

Subpart C: Visitors. Violation of this policy by a visitor shall result in a request to leave the College property, function, or event, as the case may be, and also may result in a trespass notice to remain off College property for up to 1 year.

 

Subpart D: Referral to Law Enforcement Agencies. The College may refer related suspected violations of law to appropriate law enforcement authorities and provide access to investigative and other data as permitted by law.

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  Policy History:
Date of Adoption: Established prior to 2011
Date of Implementation:
Date and Subject of Revisions:  
Next Review Date:  2015-16
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