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Cactusjack

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Leaving a gun in a locked car in a school parking lot
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:00:52 PM »
Is it legal in Texas for a staff member of a school to leave their handgun in a locked vehicle in the school parking lot during their work day?
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Re: Leaving a gun in a locked car in a school parking lot
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 11:02:39 AM »
Thank you for your question. To answer:

Your question requires two answers - First, it is not a violation of Texas criminal law to keep a handgun or other firearm in your locked motor vehicle on a school parking lot. Therefore, you will not be arrested for such activity.

However, Texas law allows schools to regulate and prohibit their employees from keeping a firearm in their locked motor vehicle in a school parking lot. This could subject you to disciplinary action from the school, including termination, but you would not be arrested.
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