By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
The Washington County Board of Education on Wednesday discussed a proposed policy that would ban all dangerous weapons except firearms used for historical demonstrations.
The purpose of the weapons policy was to address weapons considered "educational artifacts," said Andrew McMahon, assistant superintendent for administration.
It stemmed from a January incident in which a principal called about a student bringing a firearm to school for a historical presentation, McMahon said.
Since no policy was in place at the time, he said, the principal was instructed to make sure the gun wasn't loaded before allowing the student to bring it into school.