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Prohibited Items

Items Prohibited in School

Firearms, Look-alikes, or Destructive Devices on School Property

Firearms or resemblance to destructive devices are prohibited on school property. This does not apply to law enforcement officers performing their official duties.

Under Indiana law, a student bringing a firearm or destructive device to school or on school property or in possession of a firearm or destructive device on school property must be expelled from school for a period of at least one calendar year. (I.C. 20-33-8-16(d).

A firearm or destructive device is any weapon that is capable of, designed to, or that may readily be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosion. (I.C. 35-47-1-5).

Deadly Weapons on School Property

Deadly weapons are prohibited on school property. This does not apply to law enforcement officers performing their official duties.

Under Indiana law, a student bringing a deadly weapon, other than a firearm, to school, or on school property or in possession of a deadly weapon on school property may be expelled for a period of not more than one calendar year. (I.C. 20-33-8-16(f).

A deadly weapon is any device, equipment, chemical substance, or other material that in the manner it is used, or could ordinarily be used, or is intended to be used, that is readily capable of causing serious bodily injury. Under Indiana law an animal can be a deadly weapon.

Serious bodily injury creates a substantial risk of death, or causes serious permanent disfigurement, unconsciousness, extreme pain, permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ, or loss of a fetus. (I.C. 35-41-1-25).

Other Items Prohibited on School Property

A student may not possess any of the following, at any time on school property or at school related activities:

  • Tobacco or tobacco products

  • Alcoholic beverages or alcoholic containers

  • Materials capable of making an explosive

  • Incendiary devices, including lighters and matches

  • Flammable liquids or gases

  • Nicotine delivering devices or nicotine products (such as but not limited to electronic cigarettes, nicotine patches, vapor pens, etc.)

  • Vape delivery devices and/or vape fluids

  • Synthetic urine or any type of masking agent intended to alter a drug screen

(I.C. 35-46-1-10.5)
**Except as approved either by a teacher in connection with a class assignment, project, or demonstration or by the building principal, a student may not possess in a school building:

  • Knives, laser pointers or any other object that is readily capable of causing injury

  • Look-alike firearms such as, but not limited to, Airsoft guns or BB guns

  • Animals

  • Explosives, including all fireworks, model rocketry engines, smoke bombs, stink bombs and similar devices

Lost/Stolen or Confiscated Items

The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Any item on school premises or brought to a school function that is considered inappropriate, misused, or prohibited may be confiscated by school personnel.

Chemical Substances

Any inappropriate use of a chemical substance, including but not limited to, chemical spray, Mace, or pepper spray is prohibited on school property, at any school related function, and/or at any extracurricular activity. Students violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665

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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.