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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Texas.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 19 September

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Guns in Schools in Texas

Texas law prohibits intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possessing or going with a firearm on the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted, or in a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution. Concealed weapons permit holders are subject to this prohibition. (The terms "school" and "educational institution" are not defined, but presumably apply to colleges and universities as well as K-12 schools.)

Texas law generally requires a student to be expelled if he or she exhibits, uses or possesses a firearm on school property or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off of school property. Texas law also authorizes the expulsion of a student who possesses a firearm while within 300 feet of school property, with certain exceptions…

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