• Carrying of Guns, Knives, or Other Weapons

    It is the policy of Mackinac Island Public School to comply with the law.  Below are sections of Michigan law concerning the carrying of knives and other dangerous weapons:
    Michigan - 380.1313 Dangerous weapon found in possession of pupil 

    (1) If a dangerous weapon is found in the possession of a pupil while the pupil is in attendance at school or a school activity or while the pupil is enroute to or from school on a school bus, the superintendent of the school district or intermediate school district, or his or her designee, immediately shall report that finding to the pupil's parent or legal guardian and the local law enforcement agency. 

    (2) If a school official finds that a dangerous weapon is in the possession of a pupil as described in subsection (1), the school official may confiscate the dangerous weapon or shall request a law enforcement agency to respond as soon as possible and to confiscate the dangerous weapon.  If a school official confiscates a dangerous weapon under this subsection, the school official shall give the dangerous weapon to a law enforcement agency and shall not release the dangerous weapon to any other person, including the legal owner of the dangerous weapon.  A school official who complies in good faith with this section is not civilly or criminally liable for that compliance... 

    (4) As used in this section, 'dangerous weapon' means a firearm, dagger, dirk, stiletto, knife with a blade over 3 inches in length, pocket knife opened by a mechanical device, iron bar, or brass knuckles.  History: Add.  1987, Act 211, Imd.  Eff.  Dec.  22, 1987 ;--Am. 1995, Act 76, Eff.  Aug. 1, 1995.  Popular Name: Act 451

    Michigan -750.226  Carrying with unlawful intent

    Any person who, with intent to use the same unlawfully against the person of another, goes armed with a pistol or other firearm or dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, or knife having a blade over 3 inches in length, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or by a fine of not more than 2,500 dollars. 

    Michigan - 750.226a  Pocket knife opened by mechanical device

    Any person who shall sell or offer to sell, or any person who shall have in his possession any knife having the appearance of a pocket knife, the blade or blades of which can be opened by a flick of a button, pressure on a handle or other mechanical contrivance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor...  [Also, concealed carry may be charged as a felony under 750.227.] The provisions of this section [750.226a] shall not apply to any one-armed person carrying a knife on his person in connection with his living requirements.

    Michigan - 750.227.  Double-Edged, Non-folding knife

    (1) A person shall not carry a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length, or any dangerous weapon, except a hunting knife adapted and carried as such, concealed on or about his or her person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle...  except in his or her dwelling house [or] place of business...  (3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony...


Last Modified on May 5, 2010