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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Montana.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 9 March

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Guns in Schools in Montana

Montana prohibits any person from purposely and knowingly carrying a firearm in a school building. However, the trustees of the school district may grant advance permission to possess a firearm within the school. "School building" means all buildings owned or leased by a local school district that are used for instruction or for student activities. Montana does not appear to exempt concealed weapons licensees from this prohibition.

In Montana, a teacher, superintendent, or principal shall suspend immediately for good cause a student who brings a firearm to school. The student must also be expelled from school for a period of not less than one year, except that the trustees may authorize the school administration to modify the requirement for expulsion of a student on a case-by-case basis. A school district may provide educational services in an alternative setting to an expelled student…

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