A public-school student determined by a hearing to have brought a gun or a dangerous weapon on school grounds is subject to suspension for at least one (1) calendar year. In addition, the student may be charged with a criminal offense and referred for a juvenile delinquency or offender proceeding as possessing a weapon or gun on school grounds is a class E felony under New York State Penal Code.

School ground includes but is not limited to any school property, buildings, grounds used for educational purposes, or on a school bus. Moreover, a weapon may be defined as a rifle, shotgun, or any firearm.