Persons with concealed carry licenses are prohibited from carrying a handgun in the building and grounds, including any adjacent parking lot, of an childcare facility, preschool, public or private elementary or secondary school, or a public or private college or university.1

A licensee may carry a concealed handgun, however, while driving a vehicle into and immediately parking at the locations listed above for the purpose of picking up or dropping off a student or a child. The licensee must secure the concealed pistol in accordance with section 22-4504.02(b), before leaving the parked vehicle.

See our Guns in Schools policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. D.C. Code Ann. §  7-2509.07. ⤴︎