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is it legal to have pepper spray in school? Answered

what is says up there^^

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cyberpagemanBest Answer (author)2009-11-05

 NO!  It is a weapon.  You can get in a lot of trouble for having, and even worse for using it.  Plus you will really turn the students against you.

Talk to someone about the problem.

Read up on popularity, like http://www.lightningshock.com/2008/04/25/how-to-become-popular-in-high-school/ 

Take a karate class.

Sorry this is still bothering you.

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goatmurray (author)2011-05-18

If you are in Washington state, take a look at RCW 9.91.160. Really, look at it.

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08techgrad (author)2010-03-26

I'd check local statutes concerning concealed weapons, and the schools own handbook which will spell out rules regarding campus violence regardless of the circumstances.  In a nutshell, probably not.

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Burf (author)2009-11-05

Most schools have a zero tolerance policy regarding weapons and devices such as pepper spray, mace, Tasers, nunchucks and so on. School boards and administrators usually set the policies and they are not particularly lenient regarding weapons, defensive or not.
Get caught with anything like that and you'll be spending some quality time on suspension.
Check with your school to find out what their policy is but you better leave it at home until you get specific clearance to bring it to school (which I sincerely doubt you will.)

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Bartboy (author)Burf2009-11-05

Most AMERICAN schools.
In Canada, tons of people bring knives to school, and nobody gets stabbed. Funny, how that works...

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memyselfand1 (author)Bartboy2009-11-06

really? here in australia, there was a kid a school near ours stabbed in the playground.

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Bartboy (author)memyselfand12009-11-06

Well what I said was an exaggeration... But I don't know of anyone under 18 being stabbed in the city I live, (Pop. 150,000)

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Kiteman (author)2009-11-06

In the UK, possession of a pepper spray is an offence under section five of the Firearms Act.

Bringing one to school could, depending on context, earn you anything from a long-term suspension (two weeks) to a permanent exclusion and a criminal prosecution.

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Re-design (author)2009-11-06

Did you talk to a teacher or a councelor yet?

It's a problem the school should be taking care of now.

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framistan (author)2009-11-06

Here are some websites that might have answers for you... 

http://www.Learningstore.org/HelpStopBullies
http://www.oveourchildrenusa.org    
 http://www.OpheliaProject.org/main
http://www.beatbullying.org
http://www.learningstore.org
http://www.dosomething.org
.    If you look on GOOGLE and search "bullies" there are many more sites that might give you ideas.   I am sure it is illegal to bring pepperspray into school.. pepperspray is made from jalepeno peppers the same thing you put on your hamburgers at lunch time.




 

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orksecurity (author)2009-11-05

Note that in some places it's illegal to have pepper spray, period.

And even where legal, using it in a situation where it isn't CLEARLY necessary can get you in serious trouble for "excessive force". Nothing that's going to happen in school, short of someone else pulling a weapon on you or beating you to the point of serious injury, is likely to be considered sufficient justification.

If you think you need it... you need to talk to someone about what's happening that makes you think you need it.

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acidbass (author)2009-11-05

depending on what kind of school some high schools allow it but most schools nation wide do not tolerate it

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