What are the consequences of bringing a firearm to school?

On Behalf of | May 6, 2023 | Student Defense

It is exceedingly difficult to succeed in life without some education. As a result, Florida law generally requires children between the ages of 6 and 16 to attend school. If a child misbehaves, though, school administrators can take disciplinary action. Under certain circumstances, this action can include suspension or even expulsion from school.

As a parent, you have a keen interest in ensuring your child receives a quality education. If your son or daughter brings a firearm to school, however, he or she might not be able to remain in school.

A critical issue for society

You probably know mass shootings have become commonplace in the U.S. In fact, according to reporting from PBS, the country is on track to break the record for the number of mass shootings in a single year. Because some shootings happen at schools, legislators and administrators alike have taken steps to keep kids safe.

A zero-tolerance policy

Florida law requires school officials to take a zero-tolerance approach to firearms on campus. Indeed, if your child brings a firearm to school, he or she is likely to face immediate expulsion. Moreover, school administrators typically report firearm infractions to law enforcement. This means your child might face both educational and criminal consequences for bringing a gun to school.

Parenting can be challenging, especially if you have a child who has a tendency to act violently. Ultimately, though, to ensure your son or daughter experiences fair treatment, it is important to explore all available legal options for keeping him or her in school.