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Morehead State University has established the following policies and procedures to enhance the security of the campus community:
Subject: Weapons Policy
Approval Date: 12/06/12
The Morehead State University Deadly Weapons on Campus
Policy sets forth the University’s prohibitions as it relates to weapons on
campus. In Kentucky Revised Statute §237.115, the Kentucky General Assembly
explicitly recognizes the authority of the University to control the possession
of deadly weapons on any property owned, leased or controlled by the
University, including the right to prohibit possession of such weapons by any
person or entity using University property or premises.
For purposes of this policy, “deadly weapon” means:
A. A weapon of mass destruction;
B. Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other
serious physical injury, may be discharged;
C. Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife;
D. Billy, nightstick, or club;
E. Blackjack or slapjack;
F. Nunchaku karate sticks;
G. Shuriken or death star; and,
H. Artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic, or other similar hard
The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion in Mitchell vs. University of Kentucky defining the parameters of an institution’s ability to
control weapons on its campus. To comply with expressed legal mandates set
forth in the opinion, a comprehensive campus weapons policy is recommended.
Possession, concealed or otherwise, use or storage of deadly
weapon as defined above such as firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or
other dangerous weapons or the brandishing of any weapon or any other object in
a menacing or threatening manner is strictly prohibited on any property owned,
leased, operated, or controlled by Morehead State University, including
University housing and University vehicles.
The following are exceptions to this policy:
A. Possession of deadly weapons by peace officers acting in the course of
B. Possession of deadly weapons as a part of legitimate academic, athletic, or
work-related activities (e.g., historical preservation, law enforcement
training, ROTC activities, rifle team, etc.);
C. Possession of a knife as part of a legitimate cutlery set (or individual
piece of cutlery) as may be reasonably necessary by the possessor for food
D. Possession of a deadly weapon by a person licensed to carry a concealed
deadly weapon pursuant to KRS 237.110, if the firearm is contained in his or
her vehicle and is not removed from the vehicle (KRS 527.020(4));
E. Possession of a deadly weapon if it is located in a non-University motor
vehicle and in an enclosed container, compartment, or storage space installed
as original equipment in the 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 (KRS 527.020(8));
F. Possession of a deadly weapon by persons who are specifically authorized by
KRS 527.020 to carry concealed deadly weapons on or about their persons at all
times and at all locations within the Commonwealth. Such persons include but
are not limited to: Commonwealth’s Attorneys, judges of the Court of Justice,
conservations officers of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, elected
sheriffs, and peace officers from other jurisdictions. For a complete listing
of persons authorized to carry concealed deadly weapons within the Commonwealth
and the conditions for which the carrying of the deadly weapon is authorized,
see KRS 527.020;
G. Possession of deadly weapons by a person specifically authorized in writing
to have such possession by the President, or his or her designee, but only if
such person fully complies with any and all restrictions imposed upon such
possession by the President, or his or her designee. Authorization for
possession shall be for a time certain, but in no case longer than six months
unless specific written authorization is again obtained.
A. Students who possess deadly weapons in violation of this
prohibition are guilty of violations of the Student Conduct Code and are
subject to disciplinary action under that Code, including expulsion from the University,
and all other appropriate legal actions.
B. Faculty and staff employees who possess deadly weapons in violation of this
prohibition are guilty of misconduct and subject to corrective action under the
appropriate University Policy, including termination of employment and all
other appropriate legal actions.
C. Others who possess deadly weapons in violation of this prohibition shall be
directed to remove their weapons or themselves from the University’s property
or premises and shall be subject to all other appropriate legal actions.
For further information, consult the Eagle Handbook.
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