THE WEAPONS-FREE-SCHOOLS ACT
Willapa Valley High School, including all parking areas around the school, is a weapon free zone (RCW 69.50.435). This includes all manufactured or handmade weapons. It is a violation of district policy and state law for any person to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities. Unless otherwise provided by law, in cases involving the possession of a firearm or an air gun the principal/designee shall, without exception, expel the student. In cases involving other weapons, the principal/designee shall place the student on long-term suspension, unless expulsion is warranted under the specific circumstances. Student’s who make threats with or use a weapon, as described above, will be expelled for one year or more. (RCW 9.41.280) All school facilities post “Gun-Free Zone” signs.
School officials shall notify the student’s parents or guardians and the appropriate law enforcement agency of known or suspected violations of this policy. Students who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline, including a one-year expulsion for a violation involving a firearm.