Weapons / Dangerous Instruments
The Board of Education, Administration, and Professional Staff of the Bridgewater-Raritan School District stand united in their expression of intolerance for the presence of weapons in our schools. A weapon is defined as any instrument of offense or defense, which is capable of inflicting injury or death to someone.
In accordance with the Board of Education Policies 5611 and 8467, students who are found guilty of possessing a weapon in school, on school grounds, or on a school bus will be subject to expulsion from the school. To expel means to be removed from the school permanently. In addition, criminal charges will be filed with the Bridgewater or Raritan Police Departments.
Examples of items which would be considered weapons include, but are not limited to, the following:
Guns (loaded or unloaded): revolvers, BB guns, pellet guns, stun guns, air guns, dart guns, shotguns, rifles. *Also defined as any device or instrument in the nature of a weapon from which may be fired or ejected any solid projectable ball, slug, pellet, missile or bullet, or any gas, vapor or other noxious thing, by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the lighting of flammable or explosive substances. This includes mace, pepper spray or like substance.
Knives: pocket knives, hunting knives, switch blades, gravity knives, daggers, stilettos, dirks.
Other: pipes, tire irons, billies, blackjacks, brass knuckles, sandclubs, slingshots, leather bands studded with metal, laser pointers, lighters, any flame producing device.