Lanier Technical College
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Weapons Policy
Lanier Technical College is committed to providing all employees, students, volunteers, visitors, vendors and contractors a safe and secure workplace and/or academic setting. The possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm, weapon, or explosive compound/material at any LTC campus or site shall be governed by Georgia state law. All individuals are expected to comply with the related laws.

According to state law, possession or carrying of a weapon on campus is prohibited, with the following exceptions:
  • Holders of a valid weapon carry license may have a weapon in their vehicle.
  • Members of the general public not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm may have a weapon in their vehicle while picking up or dropping off students.
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Officers and others authorized to carry weapons authorized by the President may carry a weapon on campus.
See also the Official Code of Georgia Annotated sections below.

Related Authority

Offenses Involving Theft

O.C.G.A. § 16-8-12(a)(6)(A)(iii) ("Firearms" means any rifle, shotgun, pistol, or similar device which propels a projectile or projectiles through the energy of an explosive)

Bombs, Explosives, and Chemical and Biological Weapons

O.C.G.A. § 16-7-80 (Definitions)
O.C.G.A. § 16-7-81 (Explosive Materials)
O.C.G.A. § 16-7-85 (Hoax Devices)

Possession of Dangerous Weapons

O.C.G.A. § 16-11-121 (Definitions)

Possession of Firearms

O.C.G.A. § 16-11-125.1 (Carrying and Possession of Firearms: Definitions)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-126 (Carrying and Possession of Firearms: Carrying)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127 (Carrying Weapons in Unauthorized Locations)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1(Carrying Weapons Within Schools Safety Zones)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-129 (Weapons Carry License)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-130 (Exemptions from Code Sections 16-11-126 through 16-11-127.2)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-133 (Minimum Periods of Confinement for Conviction)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-135 (Public and Private Parking Lots)
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-137 (Required Possession of Weapons Carry License)

Operators of Private Detective Businesses and Private Security Businesses

O.C.G.A. § 43-38-10 (Permits to Carry Firearms)

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