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§ 912. Possession of weapon on school property

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Part I. Preliminary Provisions
Chapter 9. Inchoate Crimes (Refs & Annos)
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 912
§ 912. Possession of weapon on school property
(a) Definition.--Notwithstanding the definition of “weapon” in section 907 (relating to possessing instruments of crime), “weapon” for purposes of this section shall include but not be limited to any knife, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nun-chuck stick, firearm, shotgun, rifle and any other tool, instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury.
(b) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he possesses a weapon in the buildings of, on the grounds of, or in any conveyance providing transportation to or from any elementary or secondary publicly-funded educational institution, any elementary or secondary private school licensed by the Department of Education or any elementary or secondary parochial school.
(c) Defense.--It shall be a defense that the weapon is possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity or course or is possessed for other lawful purpose.

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1980, Oct. 16, P.L. 978, No. 167, § 1, effective in 60 days.
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 912, PA ST 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 912
Current through 2021 Regular Session Act 70. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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