|Originally Posted By racer934:
Originally Posted By LoC:
the school thing is actually a debate-able topic, there would be signs stating something to the effect that only licensed people can carry on school grounds, and having a CCW is a license to carry, however i don't know anybody who wants to be the test case for that one....
No, it isn't debatable. Possession on school grounds is a Class D felony. There used to be an exception for permit holders. Not so anymore.
Actually one can carry on school grounds if one is "privileged" to do so.
Sec. 53a-217b. Possession of a weapon on school grounds: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of possession of a weapon on school grounds when, knowing that such person is not licensed or privileged to do so, such person possesses a firearm or deadly weapon, as defined in section 53a-3, (1) in or on the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school, or (2) at a school-sponsored activity as defined in subsection (h) of section 10-233a.
(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the otherwise lawful possession of a firearm (1) by a person for use in a program approved by school officials in or on such school property or at such school-sponsored activity, (2) by a person in accordance with an agreement entered into between school officials and such person or such person's employer, (3) by a peace officer, as defined in subdivision (9) of section 53a-3, while engaged in the performance of such peace officer's official duties, or (4) by a person while traversing such school property for the purpose of gaining access to public or private lands open to hunting or for other lawful purposes, provided such firearm is not loaded and the entry on such school property is permitted by the local or regional board of education.
(c) Possession of a weapon on school grounds is a class D felony.
There is also a 2006 Office of Legal Research paper on possession of weapon on school grounds in which they state the following:
While a teacher or staff-member would be prohibited from bringing a gun to school without the district's permission, the statute appears to allow him to do so pursuant to an agreement with said district.
The OLR paper follows that up with; "a cursory review of related board of education policies reveals that this practice would generally be prohibited by school districts." So while the law does carve out the ability for staff/teachers to carry if the school allows them to do so, generally staff/teachers are prevented from doing so by board of education policies.