Manhattan Unified School District has a zero tolerance policy regarding student possession of any gun, including including replicas of weapons (toys) or other items that can be used as weapons; including pocket knives, bb guns, air guns, laser pen pen pointers, matches, bullets, firecrackers, cap guns, and water pistols. Students who bring such articles or participate in their use, regardless of ownership, will be suspended and may be expelled. Rocks can be considered a weapon. Grounds for suspension or expulsion fall under Education Code 48900. Possession of an imitation firearm can be considered a criminal offense if it is openly displayed or exposed in a public place.
About Air Soft Guns: a letter from Ellyn Schneider, MBUSD Exec. Director, Student Services (10/15/07)