It is a violation of District 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 unless specifically authorized by state law. Carrying a dangerous weapon onto school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities in violation of RCW 9.41.280 is a criminal offense.

Dangerous Weapons

The term “dangerous weapons” under state law includes:

  • Any firearm;
  • Any device commonly known as “nun-chu-ka sticks” consisting of two or more length of wood, metal, plastic or similar substance connected with wire, rope or other means;
  • Any device, commonly known as “throwing stars,” which are multi-pointed, metal objects designed to embed upon impact from any aspect;
  • Any air gun, including any air pistol or air rifle, designed to propel a BB, pellet, or other projectile by the discharge of compressed air, carbon dioxide, or other gas;
  • Any portable device manufactured to function as a weapon and which is commonly known as a stun gun, including a projectile stun gun which projects wired probes that are attached to the device that emit an electrical charge designed to administer to a person or an animal an electric shock, charge or impulse.
  • Any device, object or instrument which is used or intended to be used as a weapon with the intent to injure a person by an electric shock, charge or impulse;


Last modified: 27 July 2021