The term "weapon" has broad meaning. It includes everything from firearms and knives to commonplace objects like pen
knives, laser pointers, aerosol/pump sprays and elastic bands. The design, intended use and specific circumstances will
often dictate whether an object is viewed as a weapon or not.
Section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canada defines "weapon" as follows:
- Anything used or intended for use in causing death or injury to persons whether designed for that purpose or not or
- Anything used or intended for use for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person.
- Firearms are included in this definition.
- Prohibited weapons include gas discharge devices, numchuks, throwing stars, electronic "zappers", brass
knuckles, silencers, and switchblades.
- Firearms or prohibited weapons will not be permitted on school property or at any school sponsored event or activity.
- Any student who threatens to use, or is found in possession of, a firearm or prohibited weapon will face
disciplinary action by the Principal. Consequences may include maximum-term suspension and recommendation to the Board for expulsion.
- Police shall be involved when a student has threatened to use, or been found in possession of, a firearm or prohibited weapon.
- If any firearm or prohibited weapon is found, police will be notified and the firearm or prohibited weapon will be turned over to the Police.
- Disciplinary consequences regarding the threat to use or use of other weapons (excluding firearms or prohibited
weapons) by students may include maximum-term suspension and recommendation to the Board for expulsion.
Police may be involved.
- If the Principal in their sole discretion determines that it is prudent to return certain confiscated objects to the student’s
parent/guardian, the Principal will do so with the clear instructions to the parent/guardian that such object(s) shall not
be brought to school in the future.