The West Central School Board approved the first reading of a policy concerning the possession of firearms on school property.
Superintendent Don Street said the policy does not include that a faculty member could possess a firearm inside a building at any time.
“A firearm under this policy is any weapon that is capable of expelling, designed to expel, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosion and includes ammunition,” explained Street. “No school employee may possess a firearm in a school building or on school property while on duty as a school employee unless the firearm is locked in the trunk of the employee’s vehicle, kept in the glove compartment of the employee’s locked vehicle or stored out of plain sight in the employee’s locked vehicle.”
Street added that this policy puts the corporation in line with the new state law.