Weapons Policy 424.06

Johnson County Community College
Series: 600 Safety and Security
Section: Campus Security and Control

For purposes of this policy, "weapon" means any object or substance designed to inflict a wound, cause injury or incapacitate, or create a reasonable fear of harm, including but not limited to those weapons described in K.S.A. 21-4201, as amended. Notwithstanding the foregoing, personal self-defense items containing mace or pepper spray shall not be deemed to be weapons for the purposes of this policy.

Johnson County Community College prohibits the possession or use of firearms, explosives, or other weapons within any College building or facility and at any College-sponsored classes, events or activities. This policy shall apply to all persons entering or upon any College campus, including students, employees, and campus visitors; provided that, this policy shall not apply to authorized and full-time active commissioned law enforcement officers, authorized armored car personnel, or others authorized in writing by the JCCC Chief of Police or designee.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 75-7c10 of the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act, K.S.A. 75-7c01 et seq., as amended (the "Act"), no license issued pursuant to the Act shall authorize a licensee to carry a concealed weapon into any College facility that is posted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Kansas Attorney General as a facility where carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and in accordance with the Act, this policy shall not be deemed to prohibit any person licensed under the Act from possessing a firearm within a vehicle or other private means of conveyance.

Any person violating this policy may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including but not limited to termination or expulsion, immediate removal from the premises, and/or arrest.

Date of Adoption: 05/17/2007
Revised: 01/15/2009