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PCSD25 Memo to Parents Regarding Weapons in School

October 3, 2022

Dear PCSD 25 families:

The importance of school safety is a long-standing priority for the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25. We encourage parents/guardians to have a conversation with your child(ren) to stress the importance of leaving objects at home that are prohibited for individuals to have in their possession at school. We understand that we live in Idaho and this is the time of year many families camp, hunt, attend the county fair, work the seasonal harvest, and objects may be brought to school inadvertently. Whether the object is a prize won at the fair, a new toy, a family heirloom, or a tool used on the job for after school employment or chores, any object defined as a weapon by Board policy are prohibited on school grounds and must be left at home. Examples of these items include (but are not limited to):

  • Lookalike weapons of any type
  • Knives of any type
  • Trainer knives (rounded tip)
  • Brass knuckles
  • Airsoft guns
  • Toy water guns
  • Bullets or any ammunition
  • Nerf guns

Students who bring these types of objects to school may face disciplinary action. Please note: This same information was communicated to students in school today through daily announcements and TA. Please review the Board policy regarding weapons on campus: 

8502/7312 - Prohibition of Weapons

RELATED IDAHO STATUTES

Idaho Code § 18-3302D - Possessing Weapons or Firearms on School Property

Idaho Code § 18-3302I - Threatening Violence Upon School Grounds - Firearms and Other Deadly or Dangerous Weapons

 

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