North Carolina H 912 - Guns in Private Schools

North Carolina H 912

School Safety Changes for Nonpublic Schools

by Steve Jarvis (R)

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LEAP Forward Position:  Oppose

LEAP Forward Position: Oppose

Bill Summary

AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO COORDINATE WITH LOCAL LAW 3 ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ADOPT SCHOOL RISK MANAGEMENT PLANS, TO 4 PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS AT PRIVATE 5 SCHOOLS MAY CARRY CERTAIN WEAPONS ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY 6 WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES OR SCHOOL 7 ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A 8 CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY CERTAIN WEAPONS ON 9 EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND 10 A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP WHEN THE PERSON IS ATTENDING WORSHIP 11 SERVICES AND OTHER SACERDOTAL FUNCTIONS AT THE PLACE OF 12 RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AS LONG AS STUDENTS ARE NOT ATTENDING CLASS.


(c) With the consent of the local sheriff, a school board of trustees or a school
26 administrative director, as defined in G.S. 14-269.2(a), of a private church school or school of
27 religious charter may authorize a person who has a concealed handgun permit issued in
28 accordance with Article 54B of this Chapter or considered valid under G.S. 14-415.24 to possess
29 and carry a handgun on the educational property that is owned, used, or operated by the private
30 school pursuant to G.S. 14-269.2(g). The private school is encouraged to coordinate with local
31 law enforcement on the role and responsibilities in the school risk management plan of any
32 person permitted to possess and carry a handgun on the educational property under this
33 subsection.”