For obvious reasons, firearms, explosives, smoke or fire- producing items, knives, or other weapons must NEVER be brought to school or on the bus. If a student wishes to use such an item for a class project or demonstration, he/she must obtain authorization from the principal prior to bringing the item to school. Violations of this policy will result in severe disciplinary action including referral to the police. Students who knowingly and/or voluntarily possess, handle, transmit or use an instrument that can be considered as a weapon may be suspended or expelled. In compliance with the “Gun Free Schools Act”, any student who brings a firearm to school will be recommended for expulsion from school for a period of not less than one year. If a student accidentally brings a dangerous item to school, he/she should immediately turn it into the principal.