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Weapons Code of Conduct

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Possession or use of firearms, explosives (including fireworks), dangerous chemicals or other dangerous weapons or the brandishing of any weapon or any other object in a menacing or threatening manner on institutionally owned or controlled property is prohibited.

The owner of a private vehicle is prohibited from possession or storing a weapon in the vehicle while it is operated or parked on University property, including University parking areas, either on campus or at any off-campus facility owned, leased, or operated by the University.

Exception as provided in WKU's POLICY & PROCEDURE DOCUMENT NUMBER: 0.2021:

Deadly Weapons / Destructive Devices Policy http://www.wku.edu/policies/documents/weapons_policy 7-27-12.pdf

Weapons may be defined as an object, instrument, device, or substance designed to inflict a wound, cause injury or incapacitate. Weapons may include, but are not limited to all firearms, pellet guns, stun guns, paintball guns, air guns, slingshots, martial arts devices, knives and clubs.

The above information is provided solely for your convenience and is not intended to constitute a formal legal understanding or legal advice. If you have any additional questions on storing or transporting deadly weapons in a vehicle while on campus, including whether a particular means of storage or transportation would violate the Student Code of Conduct against weapons on campus pertaining to carrying a concealed deadly weapon, you may wish to consult the University Police Department.

Students who store weapons in residence hall rooms, who brandish weapons, or who use a weapon in a reckless manner may face disciplinary action, which may include immediate dismissal from the university. Students who store ammunition in the residence halls will face disciplinary action.

Unauthorized weapons will be confiscated and disposed of properly by WKUPD.

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 Last Modified 11/28/18