A student shall not possess, handle, or transport any weapon, dangerous object or object that can reasonably be considered a weapon.Disciplinary actions will include suspension or expulsion. As required by state and federal law, the Atlanta Board of Education has established a policy requiring the expulsion from school for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year for any student who is determined to have brought a firearm to school.
Firearms: A student shall not possess, handle or transport any pistol, revolver, or any other firearm designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind, including a stun weapon. A stun weapon refers to any mechanism that is designed to emit an electronic, magnetic, or other type of charge or shock for the purpose of temporarily incapacitating a person.
Cutting Instruments/ Objects: A student shall not carry, conceal, display or use any straight edge razor, box cutter, razor blade, disk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, or any other knife, spring stick, metal knuckles, blackjack, bat, club, or other bludgeon-type weapon, or any flailing instrument which may be known as nun-chuck or fighting chain, throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like kind. Items will be confiscated and turned over to a police officer. In addition to any criminal penalty, students are also subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.