Whenever a student has a weapon as herein defined on school grounds:
- The weapon shall be confiscated or secured by school personnel, the Woodridge Police Department shall be notified of the incident, and custody of the weapon will then be given to the police who will subsequently transport the weapon for any appropriate testing.
- The parents or guardian of the involved student shall be notified of the incident.
- A written report shall be filed with the Superintendent.
- Appropriate expulsion proceedings shall be initiated.
The term “weapon” means (1) possession, use, control, or transfer of any gun, rifle, shotgun, a weapon as defined by Section 921 of Title 18, United States Code, firearm as defined in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Act, or use of a weapon as defined in Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code, (2) any other object if used or attempted to be used to cause bodily harm, including but not limited to, knives, brass knuckles, or billy clubs, or (3) “look alikes” of any weapon as defined in this section.
It is also required that if a student has any knowledge of another student having a weapon, that it be reported to the office. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary or expulsion proceedings. A reporting student’s desire for confidentiality will be honored.