Vicksburg Community Schools

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NEW POLICY TO BAN GUNS, INCLUDING OPEN CARRY, AT VICKSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Recently, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that school boards may make policies to ban guns, in order to promote a safe and secure learning environment. Vicksburg Community Schools has recently enacted just such a gun-ban policy. The VCS Board of Education has adopted policies prohibiting students, staff and visitors from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting under the control and supervision of the school district. The policy applies regardless of a concealed weapons permit, but guns under the control of law enforcement are allowed. The policy states that the superintendent or designee may refer a person who violates this policy to law enforcement officials and may take other actions necessary to enforce the policy, including excluding the person from school property and school events. Vicksburg’s policy applies to all property leased, owned, or contracted by the board, at a school-sponsored event, or in a board-owned vehicle. According to Superintendent Charles Glaes, “One of our greatest responsibilities is to provide our students a safe school setting. Over twenty years ago, the State of Michigan recognized that duty by creating weapons-free school zones. Vicksburg Community Schools is committed to working closely with local law enforcement to make it clear that guns have no place in schools”. To view the entire board policy, click

  • VCS Weapons Policy