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Policy 1431 - Possession of Firearms

WWW Posting Date: 1/15/2002

Responsible Office: University Police

Louisiana Tech University enforces all provisions of the State Criminal Code including those prohibiting possession of firearms within a firearms free zone as provided at R.S. 14:95.2. The law makes it illegal to possess a firearm on a University campus or within 1000 feet of the campus with some exceptions. Exceptions include a law enforcement officer, a person with a concealed handgun permit, a firearm contained entirely within a motor vehicle, an enrolled class which requires a firearm, and an authorized activity like ROTC which requires a firearm.

In addition to such criminal penalties as may be imposed, the unlawful use, possession or carrying of a firearm or dangerous weapon within University facilities and premises by an employee shall be cause for termination of employment. Further, the legal possession or use of a firearm by an employee in a manner which reasonably endangers the safety of others shall be cause for disciplinary action by Louisiana Tech University.

In addition to such criminal penalties as may be imposed, student possession of firearms is prohibited under the Code of Student Rights, responsibilities and behavior under section 6.04:20 Possession and/or Use of Guns, Firearms, Knives, Explosives, and Other Weapons - Possession of and/or exploding of fireworks and other explosives and possession and/or discharging of shotguns, rifles, pistols, air rifles, BB guns, paint guns, sling shots, bows and other lethal or damaging weapons on campus by student(s) unless authorized by the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Student Advancement is prohibited. Possession includes, but is not limited to, one's person; University residence hall room; office, academic, administrative, or maintenance building; or vehicle.