Prohibiting Weapons on Campus
Prohibiting Weapons on Campus
Consistent with North Carolina General Statute 14-260.2 banning weapons on campus, it is a violation of Queens University of Charlotte (the “University”) policy to possess, store carry or use any Weapon, as defined below, on the University Campus or at a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by the University, except as otherwise specifically provided by law.
University policy specifically prohibits the possession, storage, carrying or use of any Weapon on the University Campus or at a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by a school, including in personal vehicles, except as otherwise specifically provided by law.
For clarity, North Carolina General Statute 14-269.2(i) requires a private college or university to opt out of the specific provision pertaining to employees’ ability to have handguns in their dwellings on campus. As such, the University specifically opts out of the North Carolina General Statute 14-269.2(i), thereby prohibiting employees from having weapons in their dwellings on campus.
For clarity, North Carolina General Statue 14-415.11(c) states: a concealed handgun permit does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun in following areas (among other areas):
- Areas prohibited by G.S. 14-269.2, including “Educational property”: – Any school building or bus, school campus, grounds, recreational area, athletic field, or other property owned, used, or operated by any board of education or school board of trustees, or directors for the administration of any school. “School” is defined as a public or private school, community college, college, or university.
- On any private premises where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises.
As such, the University posts conspicuous notices that concealed weapons are prohibited.
Violators will be referred for criminal prosecution, and faculty, staff, or student violations are also subject to University disciplinary action.
It is a violation of University policy to possess, store, carry or use any Weapon on the University Campus, except under the following circumstances:
- Law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency service personnel, and military personnel, carrying out their official duties;
- A registered armed armored car service guard or registered armed courier service guard with the permission of the University;
- Ceremonial or educational uses specifically authorized by the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Campus Police;
Any person who witnesses a violation of this Policy should report such violation immediately to Campus Police. Any violation of this Policy will be referred for criminal prosecution and for appropriate University disciplinary action applicable to faculty, staff, or students.
As used within this Policy, the following terms have the meanings provided below.
Campus: All property owned or leased by Queens University of Charlotte.
Weapon: Any object or substance used, attempted to be used, or intended to inflict a wound, cause injury or incapacitate, including, but not limited to, all firearms, explosive agents, chemicals, air or canister propelled guns, knives with blades over four (4) inches, martial arts weapons, or any other “weapon” as defined by NC General Statutes §14-269.2.