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Education Code - EDC


  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49703]

  ( Part 27 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 8. Pupil Safety [49300 - 49381]

  ( Chapter 8 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Injurious Objects [49330 - 49335]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 210. )


(a) (1) As used in this article “injurious object” shall mean those objects specified in the following sections:

(A) Section 16250 of the Penal Code.

(B) Subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive of Section 16520 of the Penal Code.

(C) Section 16590 of the Penal Code.

(D) Section 16880 of the Penal Code.

(E) Section 17235 of the Penal Code.

(F) Section 17240 of the Penal Code.

(G) Section 17250 of the Penal Code.

(2) As used in this article, “injurious object” shall also mean objects capable of inflicting substantial bodily damage, not necessary for the academic purpose of the pupil.

(b) As used in this section, “academic purpose” means any school sponsored activity or class of instruction scheduled during the schoolday.

(c) “Injurious object” does not include any personal possessions or items of apparel which a schoolage child reasonably may be expected either to have in his or her possession or to wear.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 285, Sec. 5. (AB 1402) Effective January 1, 2012.)


Any certificated employee of any school district and any classified employee of a school district who is designated by the governing board for such purposes may take from the personal possession of any pupil upon school premises or while under the authority of school personnel any injurious object in the possession of the pupil.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 210.)


The parent or guardian of a pupil from whom an injurious object has been taken pursuant to this section may be notified by school personnel of the taking.

School personnel may retain protective possession of any injurious object taken pursuant to this section until the risk of its use as a weapon has dissipated, unless prior to dissipation of the risk, the parent or guardian requests that the school personnel retain the object, in which case, the school personnel shall retain the object until the parent or guardian or another adult with the written consent of the parent or guardian appears personally to take possession of the injurious object from the school personnel.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 210.)


Notwithstanding Section 49332, a pupil who brings an injurious object to school, and who presents the object to a certificated or classified employee, may have the object returned to him or her at the conclusion of the school day, provided such injurious object may be lawfully possessed off school grounds.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 210.)


If a school employee initially notifies a law enforcement agency regarding a student or adult who possesses an injurious object while upon school premises or while under the authority of school personnel, the employee may not be subject to any civil or administrative proceeding, including any disciplinary action, for violation of any local policy or procedure relating to the notification of a law enforcement agency. The employee shall conform to locally adopted procedures after exercising his or her personal option to notify a law enforcement agency.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 469, Sec. 1.)


On or before April 1, 2001, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall adopt a system that will shield the identity and provide protection to pupils who report the presence of injurious objects on school campuses that offer instruction in kindergarten and any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 265, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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