NEWPORT CITY - The North Country Union High School Board is reviewing the supervisory unionâ€™s policy on weapons brought to the school. The board must comply with the federal Gun Free Schools Act of 1994, as well as state law. The board is concerned with protecting the health and safety of the students and staff. The board considers the possession and use of any dangerous weapon, or facsimile (hoax devise) on school ground to be prohibited. The policy doesnâ€™t apply to law enforcement officers.
The update includes expanding the definition of a weapon to include any item that expels a projectile by the action of an explosive, or by gas, air, electricity, which includes a Taser. In addition any type of knife, including pocket knives and pen knives are to be prohibited on school property.
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