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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Nevada.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 26 February

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Guns in Schools in Nevada

Nevada prohibits any person from carrying or possessing a firearm on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education (state university and college system), a private or public school or child care facility, or while in a vehicle of a private or public school or child care facility.

Nevada prohibits concealed firearms permittees from carrying a concealed firearm while on the premises of a public building located on the property of a public school, a child care facility, or the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, without specific written permission.

This prohibition does not restrict the possession of a firearm on the property of a private or public school or child care facility by a:

1) peace officer;
2) school security guard; or
3) person having written permission from the president of a branch or facility of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the principal of the private or public school, or the person designated by a child care facility to give permission to carry or possess the firearm.

The possession of a firearm is also permissible at a child care facility located at or in the home of a natural person by the person who owns or operates the facility, as long as the person resides in the home and complies with any laws governing the possession of such a weapon.

In Nevada, any pupil found in possession of a firearm while on the premises of any public school, at an activity sponsored by a public school or on any school bus must be expelled for a period of not less than one year. The student may be placed in another kind of school for a period not to exceed the period of the expulsion. The superintendent of schools of a school district may, for good cause shown in a particular case, allow a modification, set forth in writing, to the expulsion requirement…

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