5053.08.02 | Guidelines Defining “Firearm” for Purposes of this Policy

  1. For the purposes of this policy, the term “firearm” means:
    1. any weapon, including a starter gun, which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
    2. the frame or receiver of any such weapon;
    3. any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
    4. any destructive device.
    5. The term does not include an antique firearm used with administrative approval for educational purposes.
  2. For purposes of this policy, the term “destructive device” means: any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas, in the form of any apparatus, mechanism or contrivance such as a bomb, grenade, rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, a missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, a mine, or a device similar to any of the devices described in this paragraph.
  3. A firearm is included to mean any type of weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may be, readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and
  4. Any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device in B. or C. above and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled.
  5. The term “destructive device” shall not include any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon, which is redesigned for used as a safety, or similar device; or any other device which the Attorney General finds is not likely to be used as a weapon, such as an antique. [United States Code, Title 18, Chapter 44, 921] (2-26-08)
  6. For purposes of this policy, the term “destructive device” or “firearm” does not include a weapon or device which a student is permitted to use for educational purposes, which is brought to school with the explicit approval and permission of a school official. (3-26-02)