Louisiana prohibits any person from carrying a firearm, openly or concealed, on school property, at a school-sponsored function, or in a “firearm-free zone” (which includes a school campus, an area within 1,000 feet of a school campus, and inside a school bus).1 The term “school” includes any elementary school, secondary school, high school, vocational-technical school, college or university.2 This prohibition does not extend to the 1,000 feet outside of school property if:
- The location is entirely on private property;
- The location is entirely within a private residence; or
- The firearm is carried in accordance with a concealed handgun permit.3
Louisiana law also requires the expulsion of any student found in possession of a firearm at the school.4
See our Guns in Schools policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.