All persons: who attend classes offered by the College; who are employed by the College; who are visiting College or leased premises (whether managed by the College or by any other entity); who are using College vehicles; who are in attendance at any College-sponsored events and activities; or who otherwise have business within the property of Northland Pioneer College, are prohibited from carrying, displaying, storing, or otherwise possessing weapons either on their person, in College owned or operated vehicles, or concealed within their immediate control, except as provided in Arizona Revised Statutes §12-781, and in accordance with A.R.S. §13-3102(A)(1), (A)(2), and (A)(10).
For the purposes of College Policies and Procedures, “weapon” is defined as any type of object or substance designed to or reasonably expected to inflict injury, incapacitate, or cause death, including (without limitation) all firearms (whether loaded or unloaded), edged weapons (including knives of any kind with a blade length greater than three inches), martial arts weapons, bows and arrows, devices which expel projectiles (such as BB guns, air guns, and pellet guns), as defined in A.R.S. §13-105(15) & (19), and A.R.S. §13-3101, but excluding normally available over-the counter self-defense chemical repellents available to the general public. ”Weapon” is also defined as including any type of explosive, fireworks (including fire crackers, sparklers, rockets, or any propellant activated device), or explosive devices (including nitroglycerin, dynamite, black powder, plastic explosives, or any similar devices) as defined in A.R.S. §13-3101 and §13-3104.
All College employees and students are required to report violations and suspected violations of this Procedure to College administration immediately.
Persons excluded from this policy:
- Any certified peace officer, currently employed by a law enforcement agency and performing his or her official duties.
- Upon the approval of the president or designee, any person possessing a weapon for the purpose of teaching firearm safety, hunter safety, martial arts, law enforcement procedures or related course.
- Upon approval of the president or designee, any person possessing a weapon for the purpose of demonstrating for educational purposes, any of the above stated weapons.
- Any person, otherwise approved by the president or designee.
- Any firearm that is lawfully stored and locked in a personally owned (not College-owned) motor vehicle or compartment of a motorcycle and which is not visible from the outside of the motor vehicle or motorcycle in accordance with A.R.S. §12-781.
Sanctions for Violations
Failure to comply with this policy, may result in, but is not limited to:
- Sanctions available under applicable laws.
- Sanctions available under the College Student Code of Conduct and/or the College Policies and Procedures, as applicable.
- Removal or ejection from the property of the institution at which the violation occurs by public peace officers and/or authorized representatives of the concerned institution;
- Utilization of the processes of law under A.R.S. §13-2911 regarding interference with the peaceful conduct of educational institutions.