Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to charge and prosecute the kids for bringing weapons (guns, knives, knuckles) to school and leaving them in the car, in the parking lot. 46.03 would seem to allow students to bring any weapon to school as long as it is concealed in the car. 46.05 seems to only allow prosecution for switchblade knives and knuckles but not guns or otherwise legal knives provided they are still in the car. And from what I can see the UCW statute is useless. Does anyone else have a different opinion or thought?
One new law that comes to mind is in HB2112 which amends Ed. Code Sec. 37.125 and provides that a person commits an offense if, in a manner intended to cause alarm, or personal injury, or damage to school property, the person uses, exhibits or threatens to use or exhibit a firearm in or on any property, including a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area owned by a public or private school or on a school bus. It's a third degree felony.
Of course, if a juvenile threatened someone with a firearm in a school parking lot, I would be more likely to charge the juvenile with aggravated assault!! However, this one might be useful in an appropriate situation.
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