2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Section 4-102 - Deadly weapons on school property.

§ 4-102. Deadly weapons on school property.

(a)  Exceptions.- This section does not apply to: 

(1) a law enforcement officer in the regular course of the officer's duty; 

(2) a person hired by a county board of education specifically for the purpose of guarding public school property; 

(3) a person engaged in organized shooting activity for educational purposes; or 

(4) a person who, with a written invitation from the school principal, displays or engages in a historical demonstration using a weapon or a replica of a weapon for educational purposes. 

(b)  Prohibited.- A person may not carry or possess a firearm, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on public school property. 

(c)  Penalty.-  

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both. 

(2) A person who is convicted of carrying or possessing a handgun in violation of this section shall be sentenced under Subtitle 2 of this title. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 36A; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; ch. 213, § 6.] 


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