AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF JOHANNESBURG
BOARD OF EDUCATION – POLICY
Policy No: 8005
WEAPONS ON CAMPUS
The School takes the position that all children and adults, when on the school’s campuses, need
to be assured of their safety. The possession of weapons is deemed to be potentially dangerous to
the safety of others. A weapon is defined as something used ‘to injure or destroy’ such as a:
firearm (including fake firearm), sharp edge object such as a knife, bow and arrow, sling shot, etc.
Therefore, the school does not allow the possession of such weapons on its campuses. This
applies to all adults and children who enter the campus.
The determination of what constitutes a weapon is that of the school administration. Weapons
carried by AISJ contracted security personnel, or official law enforcement personnel, are excluded
from this policy (e.g., police, diplomatic police, traffic police). Also excluded are contracted
personnel or AISJ hired staff that must use sharp, heavy or dangerous objects as tools or in the
course of their on-campus duties.
This policy is consistent with the rule forbidding students to have weapons in their possession
A: February 22, 2010
Cross Ref: Policy 2003
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