Chapter 132R-117 WAC

Last Update: 10/25/17


WAC Sections

132R-117-010Firearms and dangerous weapons.

Firearms and dangerous weapons.

(1) Possession, carrying or discharge of any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, explosive device or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm (including shot guns, pistols, air guns, pellet guns, and paint-ball guns), whether loaded or unloaded, is prohibited on Big Bend Community College owned or controlled property, unless otherwise authorized in this provision.
(2) Such persons who are authorized to carry firearms or other weapons as duly appointed and commissioned law enforcement officers in the state of Washington, legally authorized military personnel while in the performance of their duties, and other persons or entities authorized by contract to carry firearms in the course of their employment, may possess firearms or other weapons issued for their possession by their respective law enforcement agencies while on campus or other college controlled property, including residence halls.
(3) An individual with a valid concealed weapons permit may store a pistol in his or her vehicle parked on campus in accordance with RCW 9.41.050 (2) or (3), provided the vehicle is locked and the weapon is concealed from view.
(4) Anyone seeking to bring a firearm or other weapon onto campus for purposes directly related to a class or other educational or work activity must obtain prior written authorization from the vice president of learning and student success or any other person designated by the president of the college. The vice president of learning and student success or other designee shall review any such request and may establish conditions to the authorization. Any permission shall be in writing and subject to such terms or conditions incorporated into the written permission.
(5) Any person may possess a personal protection spray device, as authorized by RCW 9.91.160, while on property owned or controlled by Big Bend Community College.
(6) Violators shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary or legal action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 17-22-052, § 132R-117-010, filed 10/25/17, effective 11/25/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-15-063, § 132R-117-010, filed 7/14/03, effective 8/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 92-20-077, § 132R-117-010, filed 10/5/92, effective 11/5/92.]


(1) The president of the college or his/her designee is authorized in the instance of any event that is deemed to be unreasonably disruptive of order or which impedes the movement of persons or vehicles or which seems to disrupt the ingress and/or egress of persons from facilities owned and/or operated by the college, then the president or his/her designee shall have the power and authority subject to the students' right of demonstration as guaranteed pursuant to WAC 132R-04-040 to:
(a) Prohibit the entry of, or withdraw the license or privilege of any person or persons or any group of persons to enter onto or remain upon all or any portion of a college facility which is owned and/or operated by the college; or
(b) Give notice against trespass by any manner specified in chapter 9A.52 RCW to any person, persons, or group of persons against whom the license or privilege has been withdrawn or who have been prohibited from entering onto or remaining upon all or any portion of a college facility, which college facility is owned and/or operated by the college; or
(c) Order any person, persons or group of persons to leave or vacate all or any portion of a college facility which is owned and/or operated by the college.
(2) Any student who shall disobey a lawful order given by the president or his/her designee pursuant to the requirements of this rule, may be subject to criminal prosecution and may be subject to disciplinary action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-15-063, § 132R-117-020, filed 7/14/03, effective 8/14/03.]