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Weapon Policy

Zero-Tolerance Weapons Policy

Clark Atlanta University has a "Zero-Tolerance" Weapons Policy. This policy is strictly enforced and all violators shall be prosecuted.

Unless properly authorized, no one is allowed to posses and/or use a weapon on University property or at University-sponsored activities.

Any person who has the appropriate permit/license to carry arms, but is not gainfully employed as a law enforcement official acting in an active capacity, will be in violation of University policy related to the same. According to GA Code 16-11-127.1.a.2 "weapon" means and includes any pistol, revolver, or any weapon designed or intended to propel missiles of any kind or dirk, bowie knife, switch blade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of three or more inches, straight-edged razor, spring stick, metal knuckles, blackjack or any flailing instrument consisting in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nunchahka, nunchuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain, or any disc of whatever configuration having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like kind, and any stun gun or laser as designated in subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-106.