J. Weapons on Granite State College Premises
1. Purpose. The Granite State College (GSC) is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for learners, staff, and faculty. It is, therefore, the policy of GSC that the learning and working environment be free of deadly weapons.
2. No person, except law enforcement officers while actively engaged in carrying out their duties as such, shall have in possession any deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V, while in any building or facility used by the College for administration or classes or on the grounds adjacent thereto (the premises). RSA 625:11, V defines "deadly weapon" to mean "any firearm, knife or other substance or thing which, in the manner it is used, intended to be used, or threatened to be used, is known to be capable of producing death or serious bodily injury." Examples of deadly weapons under this policy include but are not limited to: explosives, fireworks, guns, (including paint, pellet, BB, air guns or authentic-looking replicas), and hazardous substances.
3. Violation of policy. In the event any person violating this policy refuses to leave the premises or to remove such deadly weapon from the premises, such person shall be reported to local law enforcement and shall be subject to such disciplinary, legal, or administrative action as may be appropriate under provisions of state law and the policies and procedures of GSC.