Bellevue School District has a no-tolerance policy when it comes to weapons on campus.  We are asking parents and guardians to explain the rules to their students so that our schools will continue to be safe places for both students and adults.

IF A STUDENT BRINGS A FIREARM TO SCHOOL, HE OR SHE WILL BE EXPELLED.  Principals will report all incidents to the police.

Bringing other dangerous weapons* on campus is grounds for expulsion, suspension, or other disciplinary action.  THE USE OF ANY OBJECT IN A THREATENING MANNER MAY ALSO BE A REASON TO DISCIPLINE A STUDENT.  While the number of incidents in any given year is small, we take each one very seriously.

Fortunately, because parents and school personnel are concerned about safety, our schools are good places for children to be.  Bellevue Police Department officers will continue to be available to support our schools.  We believe that police officers, consistent discipline policies, students’ willingness to report problems, student mediator programs, and other regular school practices will work to keep schools safe.  But we also need your help.  Please talk to your student about constructive ways to solve problems, keep any weapons you own inaccessible, and alert us to any reports you hear about students bringing weapons to school or any other potentially dangerous situations.  If we work together, we can keep our children safe.

*These include, but are not limited to, air guns such as BB and pellet guns, knives, metal knuckles, sling shots, nun-chu-ka sticks, throwing stars and replicas of dangerous weapons.   Also included is any portable device manufactured to function as a weapon and which is commonly known as a stun gun, including a projectile stun gun which projects wired probes that are attached to the device that emit an electrical charge designed to administer to a person or an animal an electric shock, charge, or impulse; or any device, object, or instrument which is used or intended to be used as a weapon with the intent to injure a person by an electric shock, charge, or impulse.