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Weapons Policy

Policy Statement

Mid Michigan College prohibits any weapons on property that is owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the College. The College enacts this Policy in order to provide for the safety and welfare of all students, employees, vendors, contractors and visitors while on our campus or at College sponsored activities. Accordingly, no person shall be permitted to carry firearms or other weapons (concealed or not concealed) with or without a concealed weapon permit, while on campus or at any college sponsored function or event.

Any staff member found on the College premises possessing any pistol, firearm, dangerous weapon or other device that is purposed to inflict bodily harm, shall be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment. This applies to all College premises, in College vehicles, or on property being used by the College for College purposes. Anyone who violates this Policy may also be subject to criminal sanctions as provided for by law. This prohibition also applies to staff members who may be licensed to possess firearms, have a concealed weapon permit, or may otherwise engage in the open carry of a weapon. This restriction is not applicable to sworn federal, state, or local law enforcement officers who are required to carry firearms during the course of their employment or to those individuals who receive a written waiver of this prohibition from the President or his/her designee.

Any student found possessing any prohibited material/device shall equally be subject to corrective action up to and including expulsion.

Any vendor, contractor, or visitor found in possession of any prohibited devices will be denied access to the College or be immediately removed from the premises.

The College recognizes that some individuals carry pepper spray or similar materials for personal protection when walking on or off campus. This Policy is not intended to prohibit the possession of such items. However, the College expects that individuals will use sound judgment in their use or display of such devices.

If an individual witnesses or becomes aware of someone in possession or use of a dangerous weapon or is informed of or witnesses any threat or act of violence or any conduct in violation of this Policy, they areurged to immediately report it to Campus Security or the Office of Security Operations and Systems.

Instances of severe and/or immediate danger should be reported to the local police department.

Definitions

College Property

Includes but is not limited to property owned, managed, occupied, operated or leased by the College and used for classroom purposes, activities, college sponsored events or other authorized use of the facilities.

Weapons/Dangerous Weapons

  • Loaded or unloaded firearm, whether operable or not
  • A dagger, dirk, razor stiletto, knife or stabbing instrument having a blade of longer than 3 inches, brass knuckles, blackjack, club, or other object specifically designed or customarily carried for use as a weapon, that is used as a weapon or carried/ possessed for use as a weapon.
  • An object or device that is utilized or fashioned in a manner that would compel a person to believe that the object or device is a firearm or an object likely to cause death or bodily injury
  • Pneumatic devices, including any device that is designed to expel a projectile by the use of air, gas, or spring; to include BB guns, paintball guns, and Airsoft guns
  • Explosives, fireworks, bows and arrows, swords, and dangerous chemicals

Exceptions to the Policy

  • Current or retired State, Federal, County, or Local Law Enforcement Officer
  • Current or retired State, Federal, or County Court judge
  • An individual, with prior written approval of the AVP of Security Operations and Systems (and with limited scope and duration), may possess an unloaded weapon when it is worn as part of a military or fraternal uniform in connection with a public ceremony, parade, or theatrical performance; or if stored in a locked vehicle with a valid license.
  • Based on extraordinary circumstances, only the president or his/her designee may waive the prohibitions against weapons on campus. Any such waiver shall be in writing, state with particularity the reason for the waiver, and must be limited in both scope and duration.

Questions regarding this policy may be sent to sos@midmich.edu .To report a concern or violation please contact Campus Security as follows:

Harrison Campus Security (989) 339-4202

Mt. Pleasant Campus Security (989) 339-7323


In the event of an immediate threat individuals are encouraged to call 911.


(updated JULY 23, 2019)

 
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