Firearms and Weapons Policies

The possession, storing, or use of any weapons, including but not limited to firearms, explosives of any type (including firecrackers), chemical sprays, bows and arrows, knives, batons, is prohibited on campus. Persons possessing, storing, or using weapons on campus will be subject to disciplinary and/or criminal sanctions.

It is the policy of Bristol Community College that unless authorized, no one is permitted to carry a firearm on the grounds or in a college building. The pertinent legislation, Chapter 269, section 10 of the Massachusetts General Laws states in part whoever, not being a law enforcement officer, and notwithstanding any license obtained by him under the provisions of Chapter 140, carries on his person a firearm as hereinafter defined, loaded or unloaded or other dangerous weapon in any building or on the grounds of any elementary or secondary school, college or university shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

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