Weapons Policy

It is the position of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology that weapons or items that have been altered to be used as such - e.g. broken hockey sticks, baseball bats (broken or otherwise), metal poles, and the like - are in direct opposition to a safe learning environment. Therefore, any student found in possession of such items will be subject to suspension or expulsion from the school. Other items qualifying as weapons include, but are not limited to, guns of any sort, bow and arrows, nunchucks, brass knuckles, mace*, black jacks, machetes, sling shots and knives (excluding pocket knives, e.g. folding knives with more than one blade or folding knives with blades no longer than 3" in length.) These items when discovered will be confiscated by Thaddeus Stevens' personnel and turned over to legal authorities where appropriate.

*Students may carry mace or any of the various pepper sprays as allowed by laws of the Commonwealth. Students, who discharge mace or any of the various pepper sprays allowed by the laws of the Commonwealth for any reason other than self defense, will be guilty of the unauthorized use of the same and thereby subject to suspension or expulsion from Thaddeus Stevens College.