It is unlawful for an employee to intentionally possess a firearm on school property or within 1000 feet of school property, with limited exception, or while on a school bus.  The area surrounding the school campus or within 1000 feet of any such school campus, or within a school bus shall be designated firearm-free zones.  The Avoyelles Parish School Board, in cooperation with local governmental agencies, and the State Department of Education, shall designate and mark firearm-free zones which surround all schools and school property. 


Possession of firearms, weapons, or explosive or incendiary materials, including but not limited to brass knuckles, illegal knives, and other dangerous instruments, shall be strictly prohibited.  No personal firearms shall be allowed on School Board property, loaded or unloaded, except when authorized for either security or law enforcement purposes.


Any employee possessing a firearm, dangerous weapon, or instrument intended or likely to produce great bodily harm, on school property, in his/her vehicle, or at any school-related function, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Revised:  June, 2002

Revised:  October 3, 2006

Revised:  April 1, 2014



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:2, 14:95, 14:95.2, 14:95.6, 17:81, 32:292.1

Board minutes, 10-3-06, 4-1-14


Avoyelles Parish School Board