Deadly Weapon on School Property

Have you been charged with carrying a Deadly weapon on school property?

This offense carries a substantial prison term, fines, and up to three years probation in District Court or five years probation in Circuit Court. A conviction for this offense can incarcerate you and burden your life for many years. Call or email today, your future may depend on it!

WHAT's the first step?

If you were arrested or issued a summons for this offense, you want to act quickly to gather evidence and prepare a defense. Call Mr. Cleckner for a free consultation over the telephone or to set up an in-person appointment, and he will answer any questions you have.


A conviction can cause serious problems. We'd be happy to discuss your options with you. We handle all facets of criminal and jailable traffic defense, and if we can't answer your questions, we'll do some research or find someone who can answer them.


The Law


deadly weapon on school property

CRIMINAL LAW TITLE 4. WEAPON CRIMES SUBTITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 4-102 (2014) § 4-102. Deadly weapons on school property (a) Exceptions. -- This section does not apply to: (1) a law enforcement officer in the regular course of the officer's duty; (2) an off-duty law enforcement officer who is a parent, guardian, or visitor of a student attending a school located on the public school property, provided that: (i) the officer is displaying the officer's badge or credential; and (ii) the weapon carried or possessed by the officer is concealed; (3) a person hired by a county board of education specifically for the purpose of guarding public school property; (4) a person engaged in organized shooting activity for educational purposes; or (5) a person who, with a written invitation from the school principal, displays or engages in a historical demonstration using a weapon or a replica of a weapon for educational purposes. (b) Prohibited. -- A person may not carry or possess a firearm, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on public school property. (c) Penalty. -- (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $ 1,000 or both. (2) A person who is convicted of carrying or possessing a handgun in violation of this section shall be sentenced under Subtitle 2 of this title. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 36A; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; ch. 213, § 6; 2013, ch. 427.