Prohibition of Weapons on Campus
Carroll Community College (Carroll) prohibits the possession of weapons at the main campus, off-campus location and other locations owned, leased, occupied or used by and under the control of the College. Weapons include guns, firearms, ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, metal knuckles, knives with blades more than 3 inches long, electronic devices/Taser, other weapons and any object or instrument which has been designed or altered to appear to be a weapon, or which can reasonably be construed or used as a weapon (dependent on the circumstances of its use, possession or display).
This prohibition applies to employees, students, guests, tenants, visitors and other persons on Carroll Community College properties.
a. Employees in violation of this policy are subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment in accordance with Carroll’s employee standards of conduct and ethical behavior.
b. Students in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion in accordance with Carroll’s student Code of Conduct.
c. Other persons in violation of this policy will be barred from Carroll Community College locations.
d. Where applicable, criminal sanctions for violation of state, federal or local law relating to the illegal or unauthorized possession of weapons will be sought.
This prohibition (of handguns) does not apply to:
a. A law enforcement officer in the regular course of the officer’s duty;
b. A law enforcement officer-recruit in the regular course of the recruit’s training;
c. An off-duty law enforcement officer; or
d. A retired or past law enforcement officer in good standing from a law enforcement agency of the United States, the State or a local unit in the State who has met the standards of LEOSA (the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act) provided that:
i. The officer or retired officer is in possession of the officer’s or retired officer’s badge or credential (and a current LEOSA card for retired or past officers);
ii. The weapon carried or possessed by the officer or retired officer is concealed, or worn openly as part of the officer’s uniform or official dress; and
iii. The officer or retired officer is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Maryland.
e. A uniformed employee of an armored car company who is authorized to carry a firearm in Maryland in the regular course of employment.
f. A Carroll employee carrying or possessing a weapon on College property who is required or authorized by Carroll policy to possess a weapon.
g. Persons who are granted permission to possess a weapon or replica weapon by the Campus Chief of Police for historical or educational purposes, or for other good reasons.