Carry at Church on school grounds

TX69

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Going to a new church and it is held at a middle school on school grounds. Am I okay to carry?
 

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I believe school being in session is what changes the rules on that but I would like to hear from someone in the know also.
 

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I believe school being in session is what changes the rules on that but I would like to hear from someone in the know also.

Same here ... I would THINK, but that only leads me to trouble and I wouldn't want him finding out the hard way either.
 

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I believe school being in session is what changes the rules on that but I would like to hear from someone in the know also.
There is no provision in the law for the current use of the building. The phrase is "the physical premises of a school or educational institution" where premises basically means a building but nothing "outside" or just covered. Neither "school" nor "educational institution" are defined in that section as I can find, though I thought I had a vague memory of finding one. HB2381 from 83(r) demonstrates that legislators appear to believe that the prohibition from carrying currently applies regardless of when classes are in session.

I don't think it's been tested in court. Personally, I would not carry in any building that could reasonably be called a school, regardless of class being in session.
 

TX69

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Next question would be can you even pull into the parking lot and secure your carry piece in the vehicle?
 

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I believe school being in session is what changes the rules on that but I would like to hear from someone in the know also.
Nothing is in session. The church and its members are using the schools building.
 

TX69

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Does not matter if school is in session or not. If it is a school, no carry.
Of course. Just like any other school ;)
Thanks TXI. I sure hope that any American Jihad Terrorists do not find out that there is a large group of law abiding Christians meeting every Sunday unable to defend themselves being on school grounds.
 
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