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Weapons on Campus

In accordance with N.C. General Statue 14-269.2, all weapons as described in the statute are forbidden on the campuses of Isothermal Community College. The statute specifically lists guns, rifles, pistols, dynamite, bombs, grenades, mines, powerful explosives, bowie knives, dirks, daggers, slingshots, leaded canes, switchblade knives, black jacks, metallic knuckles or any other weapons of like kind.

A person who has a valid concealed handgun permit shall be exempt from these provisions if the following conditions are met:

  • The person has a handgun in a closed compartment or container within the person's locked vehicle or in a locked container securely affixed to the person's vehicle and only locks the vehicle to enter or exit the vehicle while the firearm remains in the closed compartment at all times and immediately locks the vehicle following the entrance or exit.
  • The person has a handgun concealed on the person and the person remains in the locked vehicle and only unlocks the vehicle to allow the entrance or exit of another person.
  • The person is within a locked vehicle and removes the handgun from concealment only for the amount of time reasonably necessary to do either of the following:
    • Move the handgun from concealment on the person to a closed compartment or container within the vehicle.
    • Move the handgun from within a closed compartment or container within the vehicle to concealment on the person.

This policy does not apply to law enforcement officers when they are acting in the discharge of their official duties. Off-duty police officers should make arrangements with the appropriate college staff or instructors regarding their weapons while on college premises.

Weapons to be used as part of a class, in a class demonstration or as part of a performance or ceremony must have the approval of the appropriate Dean/Director.

Policy Number: 902-02-00

Reference: NCGS 14-269.2

Adopted: May 5, 1992

Amended: July 20, 2006; February 6, 2019