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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 75. Radford University
Chapter 20. Weapons Regulation
8/5/2020

8VAC75-20-30. 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 Radford University;

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. A certified and sworn police officer employed by the Radford University Police Department;

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

e. Participating in a program sponsored by the Radford University 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 university policy or while participating in a program sponsored by the Radford University Police Department wherein the firearms are provided by the department and utilized only during supervision by the department.

3. The Chief of the Radford University Police Department, or his designee, may authorize in writing a student or employee to store a firearm or weapon covered by this chapter with the Radford University Police Department. A request for permission pursuant to this exception shall be addressed in advance to the Chief of the Radford University Police Department, or his designee, where it will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state and federal law, university policy and procedure, and the safety of the university community.

4. 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 Radford University.

Statutory Authority

§ 23-155.7 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 04, eff. October 1, 2012.

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