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FIREARMS AND WEAPONS POLICY
Central Texas College District promotes the highest level of safety and security in all of its activities.
Accordingly, no person, while on property controlled or owned by the Central Texas College District shall store or carry a weapon. A weapon is defined as a manufactured device designed to injure or kill another being, or a device designed to look like a weapon.
Examples of weapons include, but are not limited to:
Knives with blades 3 inches long or longer, firearms, bombs and explosives (or any incendiary device or component of any incendiary device), fireworks, air guns, pellet guns, stun guns, spear guns, BB guns, paintball guns, crossbows, long bows, swords, martial arts weapons, hunting or fishing knives (bowie), brass knuckles, chemical weapons, slingshots, billy clubs, replica or imitation firearms or any other device defined as prohibited by the Texas Penal Code 46.05.
EXCEPTIONS: This policy does not apply to:
- Police officers;
- Peace officers in the official discharge of their duties;
- Licensed security personnel employed or contracted by the college.
- Cadets training in the Central Texas Regional Police Academy during the block of instruction on Firearms.
A student who possesses an item or material in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct.
An employee who possesses an item or material in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as detailed in the Central Texas College Human Resource Management Safety Policies and Procedures Manual.
In addition to Administrative Disciplinary Action, persons whose possession of a prohibited item or material on campus which constitutes a violation of the criminal laws of the State of Texas may be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed by law.
The Office of the Chancellor may approve additional exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis for presentations or temporary displays used or needed for educational purposes only.
NOTE: A license issued by any state or municipality authorizing the carrying of a handgun, concealed or otherwise, does not apply to the property and premises of the Central Texas College District.