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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Washington.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 22 October
Guns in Schools in Washington
Washington prohibits any person from carrying any firearm onto, or possessing a firearm on, public or private elementary or secondary school premises, school-provided transportation, or in areas of other facilities while being used exclusively by public or private schools.
- Involvement 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;
- Engagement in military, law enforcement, or school district security activities;
- Participation in a firearm or air gun competition approved by the school or school district;
- Possession of a handgun pursuant to state licensing requirements (or otherwise exempt) while picking up or dropping off a student;
- Lawful possession of a firearm by any non-student at least age 18 who has secured the firearm within an attended vehicle or concealed from view within a locked unattended vehicle while conducting legitimate business at the school; and
- Lawful possession of an unloaded firearm by any non-student at least age 18 who has secured the firearm in a vehicle while conducting legitimate business at the school.
Elementary or secondary school students violating this gun-free schools law are subject to expulsion from the state's public schools.
State administrative regulations may prohibit the possession of firearms on particular college or university campuses…
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