2021 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 72 - Schools
Article 61 - Student Safety And Discipline
As used in K.S.A. 72-6135 and 72-6136, and amendments thereto:
(a) "Board of education" means the board of education of a unified school district or the governing authority of an accredited nonpublic school.
(b) "School" means a public school or an accredited nonpublic school.
(c) "Public school" means a school operated by a unified school district organized under the laws of this state.
(d) "Accredited nonpublic school" means a nonpublic school participating in the quality performance accreditation system.
(e) "Chief administrative officer of a school" means, in the case of a public school, the superintendent of schools or a designee of the superintendent and, in the case of an accredited nonpublic school, the person designated as chief administrative officer by the governing authority of the school.
(f) "Weapon" means (1) any weapon which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (2) the frame or receiver of any weapon described in the preceding example; (3) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; (4) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas (A) bomb, (B) grenade, (C) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, (D) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than 1/4 ounce, (E) mine, or (F) similar device; (5) any weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than 1/2 inch in diameter; (6) any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in the two immediately preceding examples, and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled; (7) any bludgeon, sandclub, metal knuckles or throwing star; (8) any knife, commonly referred to as a switch-blade, which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade that opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity or by an outward, downward or centrifugal thrust or movement; (9) any electronic device designed to discharge immobilizing levels of electricity, commonly known as a stun gun. The term "weapon" does not include within its meaning (1) an antique firearm; (2) any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; (3) any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon, which is redesigned for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety, or similar device; (4) surplus ordinance sold, loaned, or given by the secretary of the army pursuant to the provisions of section 4684(2), 4685, or 4686 of title 10 of the United States Code; (5) class C common fireworks.
(g) "Controlled substance" has the meaning ascribed thereto in K.S.A. 2021 Supp. 21-5701, and amendments thereto.
(h) "Illegal drug" means a controlled substance but does not include a controlled substance that is legally possessed, used under the supervision of a licensed health-care professional or used under authority of any federal or state law.
(i) "Possession of a weapon or illegal drug" means knowingly having direct physical control over a weapon or illegal drug or knowingly having the power and the intention at a given time to exercise dominion or control over a weapon or illegal drug.
(j) "Law enforcement agency" means the police department of a city if the school safety violation occurs within the corporate limits of a city or the office of the county sheriff if the school safety violation occurs outside the corporate limits of a city.
(k) "Division" means the division of motor vehicles of the Kansas department of revenue.
History: L. 1999, ch. 124, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 119, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 149, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 125, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 32, § 59; July 1.