Texas Education Code

Sec. § 37.125
Exhibition, Use, or Threat of Exhibition or Use of Firearms


(a)

A person commits an offense if, in a manner intended to cause alarm or personal injury to another person or to damage school property, the person intentionally:

(1)

exhibits or uses a firearm:

(A)

in or on any property, including a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area, that is owned by a private or public school; or

(B)

on a school bus being used to transport children to or from school-sponsored activities of a private or public school;

(2)

threatens to exhibit or use a firearm in or on property described by Subdivision (1)(A) or on a bus described by Subdivision (1)(B) and was in possession of or had immediate access to the firearm; or

(3)

threatens to exhibit or use a firearm in or on property described by Subdivision (1)(A) or on a bus described by Subdivision (1)(B).

(b)

An offense under Subsection (a)(1) or (2) is a third degree felony.

(c)

An offense under Subsection (a)(3) is a Class A misdemeanor.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 704 (H.B. 2112), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 795 (H.B. 2880), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
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