Concealed Carry and Schools

The carrying of concealed weapons is strictly prohibited at preschools, elementary and secondary schools, and childcare facilities. They are also prohibited at colleges and universities and any real property, sidewalks and common areas under the control of a public or private community college, college, or university.

What are the penalties for carrying a loaded, concealed handgun in a restricted place?
It depends. A licensee who carries in a restricted place is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class A misdemeanor. The State Police may suspend a license for up to 6 months for a second violation and must permanently revoke a license for 3 or more violations. In addition, a license holder convicted of carrying in a restricted place must pay a $150 fee to be deposited into the Mental Health Reporting Fund, plus any applicable court costs or fees.

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