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Are Amish schoolhouses and properties prohibited carry areas?
#1
Do these fall under the same rules english public schools do as far as carry goes?

I've seen new "school zone" signs going up lately in my township on roads passing these schoolhouses and it got me thinking.

What say you PA2A?
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#2
I wouldn't see why they're not. Religious schools fall under that as well. What's interesting about that law is that if your church has a k-12 school on the same grounds you can't carry to church. Unless you want to go for that "other lawful purpose" clause.
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#3
Seems kinda crazy to think about though. They don't have to follow the same rules as English schools, graduating at 8th grade for example. Another thing, I can't think of a single one around here that isn't built on someone's private land. How does THAT factor in?
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Quote: § 912. Possession of weapon on school property.
(a) Definition.--Notwithstanding the definition of "weapon"
in section 907 (relating to possessing instruments of crime),
"weapon" for purposes of this section shall include but not be
limited to any knife, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nun-
chuck stick, firearm, shotgun, rifle and any other tool,
instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily
injury.
(b) Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the
first degree if he possesses a weapon in the buildings of, on
the grounds of, or in any conveyance providing transportation to
or from any elementary or secondary publicly-funded educational
institution, any elementary or secondary private school licensed
by the Department of Education or any elementary or secondary
parochial school.
© Defense.--It shall be a defense that the weapon is
possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised
school activity or course or is possessed for other lawful
purpose.

I don't know a whole lot about their schools. I'm assuming they are licensed somehow by the state and would be included in the law. Whether a school is built on private land doesn't seem to matter.
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#5
The "in any conveyance" really bothers me about that law as well. That effectively means that if you're driving your own kids to school, even if you don't enter school property, you can't have a firearm in the vehicle.
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#6
(10-27-2015, 08:50 PM)streaker69 Wrote: I wouldn't see why they're not. Religious schools fall under that as well. What's interesting about that law is that if your church has a k-12 school on the same grounds you can't carry to church. Unless you want to go for that "other lawful purpose" clause.

What!? Can't carry in church! (I do) :-)


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DeadEye;169898 Wrote:
(10-27-2015, 08:50 PM)streaker69 Wrote: I wouldn't see why they're not. Religious schools fall under that as well. What's interesting about that law is that if your church has a k-12 school on the same grounds you can't carry to church. Unless you want to go for that "other lawful purpose" clause.

What!? Can't carry in church! (I do) :-)


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If the church has a K-12 School on the same grounds, then by the reading of the law you would be prohibited from carrying there, even if school isn't currently in session.
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#8
A few years ago I taught at my kids private school. I asked them at the beginning of the year if they could give me official permission to carry. They said no, but then the principal told me that what he doesn't know wouldn't hurt him.

I chose not to carry, but basically it came down to....I could easily carry and risk the consequences. If somebody would have attacked the school, I would have had a defense, and deal with the consequences later.

Of course, these days, consequences usually do not take into account any good you actually did....
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