Pennsylvania and carrying while dropping off children

The law in PA says no weapons on school grounds. What about if I am in my car dropping or picking up my daughter?



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Welcome to the family @Christian30 glad you’re here! I’m not sure about PA specifically. But usually the school grounds go out to at least the sidewalks; so even if it was left in your vehicle, I think you could still face some issues.


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Welcome to the Community Christian…

As others have said, you may need to do some digging into PA laws.

I know for my State, weapons are not allowed on school grounds EXECPT as being stored in locked vehicles (trunk, glove compartment, out of plain site) parked in/in transition through school parking lots/drives

But that’s my State…it’s not clear that PA has that exception…links to PA law from USCCA map below …(that last part of section C may be a defense, maybe check with a local sheriff’s office or attorney to confirm one way or the other).

§ 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.

© 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.

(Oct. 16, 1980, P.L.978, No.167, eff. 60 days)

1980 Amendment. Act 167 added section 912.
Cross References. Section 912 is referred to in section 6105 of this title.


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