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I'm not trying to start a debate on right/wrong etc...but legally what is correct? Is your personal vehicle ok to keep firearm in onschool property? If you work there? Help me out on this please.:confused:
 

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If you're really looking for legal clarification, lawyers are better at these sorts of things than...internet forum members. That having been said, policies seldom trump legal statutes. Yet judges don't like hearing even brilliant arguments from non-attorneys. So it's gonna' take a lawyer anyway. Sadly, common sense or right & wrong have very little influence in the eyes of the law. It's all about the interpretation of the Kentucky State Statues.
 
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Each state is different and many are the same, but you need to read Kentucky's statutes regarding carrying firearms on school property.
 
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I'm a H.S. teacher in Michigan and it is legal to have in the parking lot. Mine stays in my truck during school. Pending legislation may change that for teachers with CPL. We can only hope.
 

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Well the issue is the state allows it but my local school board policy says they can fire me on the spot if it's in my truck. A violation of state law. however I was told that the way rule is written our personal vehicle is not considered school property.
 

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I'm a H.S. teacher in Michigan and it is legal to have in the parking lot. Mine stays in my truck during school. Pending legislation may change that for teachers with CPL. We can only hope.
I work for a university and I'm legally allowed to carry anywhere on campus except in classroom and dormitory buildings. Would love to see MI law allow for classroom carry.
 

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Well the issue is the state allows it but my local school board policy says they can fire me on the spot if it's in my truck. A violation of state law. however I was told that the way rule is written our personal vehicle is not considered school property.
Without probable cause they couldn't legally search your car. Is it worth getting in to a stink about? If it were me, I'd have a gun vault under my seat and lock it up, and keep my mouth shut about having one.
 
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I work for a university and I'm legally allowed to carry anywhere on campus except in classroom and dormitory buildings. Would love to see MI law allow for classroom carry.
As I understand the Michigan law regarding pistol free zones is that any individual licensed to carry concealed may carry concealed anywhere on campus except dorms or classroom, where those licensed can carry openly in dorms and classrooms. With the state preemption MSU, UofM, and Wayne State are the only universities/colleges that can legally ban weapons and set their own ordinances. For employees, I believe the way the statues are worded, legally allows the employer to prohibit employees. Now with the recent precedent set by CADL vs. MOC on public libraries/district libraries being preempted, Public Universities (they are municipal or quasi municipal) libraries are public and do not require employment or student status violate preemption as well as the Public Universities no gun policies. Effectively by having a public library in the middle of a "gun free zone" creates confusion of he interpretation of the preemption statue, which in itself was a primary reason for the state preemption. Now University policy is what concerns most since it would lead to expulsion or suspension, which is becoming harder for Universities to process as non-academic dismissals are almost always going to be brought to court.
 

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Like carrying concealed, how will they know unless you tell someone?

The only reason I do not carry in court rooms is because we have to go through metal detectors.

If it is hidden, the only ones that will know are God and you but God is not going to tell anyone like your friends will.
 

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KRS 527.020(8) states in part that:

"A loaded or unloaded firearm or other deadly weapon shall not be deemed concealed on or about the person if it is located in any enclosed container, compartment, or storage space installed as original equipment in a motor vehicle by its manufacturer, including but not limited to a glove compartment, center console, or seat pocket, regardless of whether said enclosed container, storage space, or compartment is locked, unlocked, or does not have a locking mechanism. No person or organization, public or private, shall prohibit a person from keeping a loaded or unloaded firearm or ammunition, or both, or other deadly weapon in a vehicle in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.



KRS:237.106
Right of employees and other persons to possess firearms in vehicle
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Employer liable for denying right
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Exceptions.
(1)
No person, including but not limited to an employer, who is the owner, lessee, or
occupant of real property shall prohibit any person who is legally entitled to possess
a firearm from possessing a firearm, part of a firearm, ammunition, or ammunition
component in a vehicle on the property.
(2)
A person, including but not limited to an employer, who owns, leases, or otherwise
occupies real property may prevent a person who is prohibited by state or federal
law from possessing a firearm or ammunition from possessing a firearm or
ammunition on the property.
(3)
A firearm may be removed from the vehicle or handled in the case of self
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defense,defense of another, defense of property, or as authorized by the owner, lessee, or
occupant of the property.
(4)
An employer that fires, disciplines, demotes, or otherwise punishes an employee
who is lawfully exercising a right guaranteed by this section and who is engaging in
conduct in compliance with this statute shall be liable in civil damages. An
employee may seek and the court shall grant an injunction against an employer who
is violating the provisions of this section when it is found that the employee is in
compliance with the provisions of this section.

(5)
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any real property:
(a)
Owned, leased, or occupied by the United States government, upon which the
possession or carrying of firearms is prohi
bited or controlled;
(b)
Of a detention facility as defined in KRS 520.010; or
(c)
Where a section of the Kentucky Revised Statutes specifically prohibits
possession or carrying of firearms on the property.
Effective:
July 12, 2006
History:
Created 2006 Ky

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KRS 527.070 (SNIP)
Unlawful possession of a weapon on school property
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Posting of sign
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Exemptions.
(1)
A person is guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property when he
knowingly deposits, possesses, or carries, whether openly or concealed, for
purposes o
ther than instructional or school
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sanctioned ceremonial purposes, or the
purposes permitted in subsection (3) of this section, any firearm or other deadly
weapon, destructive device, or booby trap device in any public or private school
building or bus, on
any public or private school campus, grounds, recreation area,
athletic field, or any other property owned, used, or operated by any board of
education, school, board of trustees, regents, or directors for the administration of
any public or private educat
ional institution. The provisions of this section shall not
apply to institutions of postsecondary or higher education.
(2)
Each chief administrator of a public or private school shall display about the school
in prominent locations, including, but not lim
ited to, sports arenas, gymnasiums,
stadiums, and cafeterias, a sign at least six (6) inches high and fourteen (14) inches
wide stating:
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON ON SCHOOL
PROPERTY IN KENTUCKY IS A FELONY PUNISHABLE
BY A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) YEARS IN
PRISON AND A
TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR ($10,000) FINE.
Failure to post the sign shall not relieve any person of liability under this section.
(3)
The provisions of this section prohibiting the unlawful possession of a weapon on
school property shall not apply

to:
(a)
An adult who possesses a firearm, if the firearm is contained within a vehicle
operated by the adult and is not removed from the vehicle, except for a
purpose permitted herein, or brandished by the adult, or by any other person
acting with expressed or implied consent of the adult, while the vehicle is on
school property;

(b)
Any pupils who are members of the reserve officers training corps or pupils
enrolled in a course of instruction or members of a school club or team, to the
extent they are required to carry arms or weapons in the discharge of their
official class or team duties;
(c)
Any peace officer or police officer authorized to carry a concealed weapon
pursuant to KRS 527.020;
(d)
Persons employed by the Armed Forces of the United States or
members of
the National Guard or militia when required in the discharge of their official
duties to carry arms or weapons;
(e)
Civil officers of the United States in the discharge of their official duties.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as to a
llow any person to carry a
concealed weapon into a public or private elementary or secondary school
building


. Acts ch.
240, sec.
8, effective July 12, 200

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"MY Advice" is to cut/copy paste the above in a word processor and print a couple copies to keep in your vehicle "just in case" then don't tell ANYONE you have a weapon in your vehicle
 

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Well the issue is the state allows it but my local school board policy says they can fire me on the spot if it's in my truck. A violation of state law. however I was told that the way rule is written our personal vehicle is not considered school property.
Does your system pay YOUR property tax on your vehicle (LOL) UK took it to the Ky Supreme Court & lost a big suit over this very issue, either your BOE policy makers (and lawyers) are behind or they know and just don't want to change the "rules" but either way they cannot fire you so long as it remains in a compartment within the locked vehicle(Console or glove box for sure) locked or unlocked (lock the vehicle naturally) DO you have your CCDW?

ETA - well they "can " fire you for it, but you can then sue them (see above) for damages including reinstatement of your position and backpay I'd imagine
 

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Where I live the local Sheriff's department regularly brings drug sniffing dogs into the school parking lot to search the student's vehicles. I am not sure what would happen if the dog hit on a teacher's car. My point is, searches no longer must be legal and proper. We gave up our 4th amendment rights when the drug war started. Keeping a gun in your car against school policy might be risky.
 

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"BOE Policy" does NOT "trump" Ky state law which is posted above
 

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An adult who possesses a firearm, if the firearm is contained within a vehicle
operated by the adult and is not removed from the vehicle, except for a
purpose permitted herein, or brandished by the adult, or by any other person
acting with expressed or implied consent of the adult, while the vehicle is on
school property;
Key word may be operated. If the car is parked, is it operated?
 

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How did it get there IF not "operated by the adult" (teacher in this case) the "key words" are plentiful in that in KY (at least) you may legally keep a loaded weapon in your car "at work" IF they take actions against you the remedies are clearly against them as well.

This is not "speculation" as I stated UK found this out the hard way when the Ky Supreme court ruled against them on this very issue.
 
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