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Fact Sheet on Location-Restricted Knives at School

Learn about criminal and disciplinary consequences of carrying location-restricted knives at school in this fact sheet.

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Texas law restricts possession of a knife with a blade of over five and one-half inches in certain locations, including on school property and at school events. In general, it is a felony to possess a location-restricted knife on the physical premises of a school, any grounds or building on which a school-sponsored activity is being conducted, or a school passenger transportation vehicle. Learn what consequences students have for possessing a knife at school, including expulsion or placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP).