November Focus: Weapon Safety Posted November 1, 2012 by NationalSAVE

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In 2009, 17 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported they had carried a weapon anywhere in the past 30 days, while 6 percent reported they had carried a weapon on school property (Indicators of School Crime and Safety, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2010). Many weapons, not just firearms, are discovered on school campuses every year. Do students at your school know what is considered a weapon? Each state has a specific definition of what is considered a weapon and what the consequences are for bringing a weapon on campus. November is a great time to remind students of your school’s weapon policies and the consequences for bringing weapons on campus.