The Federal Gun Free Zone Act of 1996 leaves it up to the states to determine what is considered an elementary school or a secondary school. Generally elementary school begins at K-1 and secondary school ends at K-12.
Originally Posted by deafdave3
Definitions were amended to Section 921(a) of the title:
The term school zone means in, or on the grounds of, a public, parochial or private school; or within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of a public, parochial or private school.
The term school means a school which provides elementary or secondary education, as determined under State law.
In my state, carry in a pre-school or daycare is not prohibited by by federal law or by state laws prohibiting carry in schools. Carry in a pre-school or daycare is prohibited (without consent) by a separate paragraph.
RSMO Section 571.107
](10) Any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school facility without the consent of the governing body of the higher education institution or a school official or the district school board. Possession of a firearm in a vehicle on the premises of any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school facility shall not be a criminal offense so long as the firearm is not removed from the vehicle or brandished while the vehicle is on the premises;
(11) Any portion of a building used as a child-care facility without the consent of the manager. Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the operator of a child-care facility in a family home from owning or possessing a firearm or a driver's license or nondriver's license containing a concealed carry endorsement;