Weapons Policy

  • State law RCW 9.41.280 states that it is unlawful for any person to carry or possess a dangerous weapon or firearm on public school premises. Firearms/weapons are not allowed in school; at school-sponsored activities; on school grounds or facilities; or on school-provided transportation. If a student brings a firearm/weapon to school, it will result in an immediate expulsion for no less than one calendar year, and notification of law enforcement and parents. Expulsions can be modified on a case-by-case basis pursuant to hearing provisions of Ch. 392-400 WAC. The confidential Renton School District weapons hotline is 425.204.2468.

    Renton School District policy also prohibits laser pens and objects that look like weapons, such as toy guns and knives. Students or staff aware of weapons on campus and do not report the information to school authorities are subject to discipline.