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No student, faculty, staff or visitor shall possess, keep, use, display or transport any weapon whatsoever, including but not limited to, a rifle, shotgun, handgun, pellet or BB gun, stun gun, taser gun, knife, sword, billy club, makeshift or facsimile weapon, explosive, martial arts weapon (e.g., nunchaku) or any other instrument capable of inflicting physical harm, by any means, on any property or in any building owned, leased or used by the college or in any vehicle on college property. Instruments required for use in college-sponsored activities, courses or employment, in accordance with approved procedural guidelines, are excluded from this policy. The president, or his/her designee, shall compile, maintain and keep current an inventory of such college-authorized usages.

This policy shall not apply to any federal, state or local law enforcement officer or college public safety officer authorized to wear, carry or transport a weapon on college property.

The board of trustees hereby authorizes the president, or his/her designee, to develop and establish appropriate procedures to implement and enforce this policy.

Policy Title: Weapons Policy

Policy Category: General

Policy Owner: Vice President for Learning Resources Management

Policy Administrator: Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety

Contact Information: Sean Kapfhammer;; 410-777-2836

Approval Date: May 12, 2009

Effective Date: May 12, 2009 (effective 60 days from the date of adoption)

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Applies to: All faculty, staff, students and visitors

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Related Procedures: N/A

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