Guns in Schools in Arizona

Posted on January 3, 2012

Arizona prohibits the possession of a firearm on the grounds of any public or nonpublic kindergarten program, common school or high school, except for use in a program approved by the school.1 However, an adult may carry an unloaded firearm within a means of transportation on school grounds, provided that if the adult leaves the means of transportation, the firearm must not be visible from the outside, and the means of transportation must be locked.2 In addition, the governing board of a school district must prescribe and enforce policies and procedures prohibiting weapons on school grounds without specific authorization from the school administrator.3

Arizona administrative regulations govern the possession of firearms on the grounds of state colleges and universities.4

See our Guns in Schools Policy Summary for further information.

  1. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3102(A)(12), (H), (M)(4). []
  2. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3102(H). []
  3. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 15-341(A)(23). []
  4. Ariz. Admin. Code § 7-4-102(3). []