Weapons and Dangerous Instruments Policy

It is the policy of Randolph Community College to prohibit the possession, carry, display and/or discharge of any weapon defined by GS 14-269(a) or firearm on any campus, property or remote training location of Randolph Community College, with the following exceptions:

  1. “On-Duty” sworn law enforcement officers when acting in the discharge of their official duties.
  2. Armed forces personnel, officers and soldiers of the militia and National Guard and any private police employed by an educational institution when acting in the discharge of their official duties and students and instructors using weapons in college approved instruction may have firearms as required.
  3. “Off-Duty” sworn law enforcement officers provided they have prior written approval from the director of safety and emergency preparedness (if on the Asheboro Campus), the dean of the Archdale Center (if at the Archdale Center) or the director of the Emergency Services Training Center (if at the Training Center) and are in uniform or plain clothes with their official agency badge displayed with their weapon. The president or the vice president for administrative services can also grant approval.
  4. Employees of Randolph Community College who are sworn law enforcement officers provided they have prior written approval from the College president or his designee.
  5. A weapon used solely for educational or school-sanctioned ceremonial purposes, or used in a school-approved program with prior written approval from the director of safety and emergency preparedness (if on the Asheboro Campus), the dean of the Archdale Center (if at the Archdale Center) or the director of the Emergency Services Training Center (if at the Training Center).
  6. House Bill 937/Session Law 2013-369 enacts: a firearm is permissible on a community college campus only under the following limited circumstances:
    1. The firearm is a handgun; AND
    2. The individual has a valid concealed handgun permit or is exempt from the law requiring a permit; AND
    3. The handgun remains in either: a closed compartment or container within the individual with the permit’s locked vehicle; or a locked container securely affixed to the individual with the permit’s locked vehicle: AND
    4. The vehicle is only unlocked when the individual with the permit is entering or exiting the vehicle; AND
    5. The firearm remains in the closed compartment at all times.

In addition to a violation of Randolph Community College policy, in some instances it may also be a violation of a North Carolina General Statute. In such cases, violators will be prosecuted accordingly.

Note: The definition of a student is a person enrolled in a public or private school, college or university, or a person who has been suspended or expelled within the last five years from a public or private school, college, or university, whether the person is an adult or a minor.

In addition, anyone using the firing range at the Emergency Services Training Center who is not enrolled in a class will be required to sign a waiver of liability, an application for facility use, and a daily log form. The daily log form will state the associated agency, exact time of use on and off the range, and the qualified instructor acting as the supervisor.