SENATE BILL 6157
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senators Oke, Bauer and Barr
Read first time 01/20/92. Referred to Committee on Education.
AN ACT Relating to dangerous weapons on elementary or secondary school premises; amending RCW 9.41.280; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 9.41.280 and 1989 c 219 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
is unlawful for ((
an elementary or secondary school student under the age of
twenty-one knowingly)) a person to carry onto public or private
elementary or secondary school premises:
(a) Any firearm; or
(b) Any dangerous weapon as defined in RCW 9.41.250; or
(c) Any device commonly known as "nun-chu-ka sticks", consisting of two or more lengths of wood, metal, plastic, or similar substance connected with wire, rope, or other means; or
(d) Any device, commonly known as "throwing stars", which are multi-pointed, metal objects designed to embed upon impact from any aspect; or
(e) 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 such ((
student)) person violating subsection (1) of this
section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Any violation of subsection (1) of this section by elementary or secondary school students constitutes grounds for expulsion.
(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:
(a) Any student or employee of a private military academy; or
student)) person engaged in military, law enforcement,
or security activities(( , sponsored by the federal or state governments))
while engaged in official duties; or
student)) person who is (( attending)) involved in
a convention, showing, demonstration, lecture, or firearms safety course
authorized by school authorities in which the firearms of collectors or
instructors are handled or displayed; or
student)) person who possesses nun-chu-ka sticks, throwing
stars, or other dangerous weapons to be used in martial arts classes conducted
on the school premises; or