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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 105. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Chapter 20. Weapons on Campus
6/18/2019

8VAC105-20-30. Exceptions to Prohibition.

The following groups are exempted from this regulation:

1. Employees may possess or carry a firearm or weapon only if the employee is:

a. Required to possess the firearm or weapon as a part of the employee's job duties with Virginia Tech;

b. Using the firearm or weapon in conjunction with training received by the employee in order to perform the responsibilities of his job with the university;

c. Residing in university owned houses and is permitted to keep personal firearms on these premises; however, this exception does not extend to employees living in university residence halls;

d. A certified and sworn police officer employed by the Virginia Tech Police Department;

e. Currently a sworn and certified state or federal law-enforcement officer who carries proper identification; or

f. Participating in a program sponsored by the Virginia Tech Police Department wherein the firearms are provided by the department and utilized only during supervision by the department.

2. Students may possess and use appropriate tools, such as saws, knives, and other such implements, necessary for the performance of their job duties or school work, or for student recreational purposes approved under the University Policies for Student Life or while participating in a program sponsored by the Virginia Tech Police Department wherein the firearms are provided by the department and utilized only during supervision by the department.

3. Contractors and others on campus whose duties require possession and use of construction equipment, including but not limited to pneumatic nail guns, may possess and use such equipment only in performance of their job duties through a valid contractual or legal relationship with Virginia Tech.

Statutory Authority

§ 23-122 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 28, Issue 16, eff. March 27, 2012.

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