Prohibition of Weapons on School Premises

It is a violation of BISD policy and state law for any person to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities. (i.e., slung shot, sand club, metal knuckles, dagger, dirk, any knife, or other dangerous weapon), or any of the following devices, “nun-chu-ka sticks”, “throwing stars”, or air gun (any air pistol or air rifle). 


According to school district policy and procedure, students (knowingly or unknowingly) involved in such a gross misdemeanor will be expelled. Possession of look-alike weapons or other dangerous instruments will be subject to disciplinary actions ranging from school discipline to suspension or expulsion. 


Pursuant to RCW 9.41.280 and BISD Board Policy 4210, students who possess a dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public schools may be immediately expelled. Law enforcement and parents will be notified. 


Pursuant to RCW 28A.600.420, students who possess a firearm must be expelled without an opportunity for readmission for at least one (1) year. This minimum one-year expulsion will also apply to students who act with malice and display an instrument that appears to be a firearm on public school property, transportation, or other facilities being used exclusively by public schools. The superintendent of the school district or educational service district may modify the expulsion of a student on a case-by-case basis.


BISD School Board Policy 3241 and Procedure 3241; BISD School Board Policy 4210 outlines the district’s policy on weapons on school premises. 

BISD is required to provide annual notice of its Weapons on School Premises Policy

Updated July 2021