Elizabethtown, KY asked in Education Law and Criminal Law for Kentucky

Q: Is it legal for an individual to wear body armor on school property?

I don't mean to raise suspicions with anyone, but I am a student who goes to high school in Kentucky. I am currently involved in a Student Safety Patrol at my school, and my principal was worried about my safety in doing this program. I am the only student involved in handling locker room supervision and other tasks that involve dealing with the student body. My principal was fearful that I might get jumped and be severely injured. I didn't want to quit what I was doing because I handled many threats and caught a lot of people doing highly illegal actions and If I quit, I am more vulnerable to attacks. My solution to my principal's fear was to wear a body armor carrier to make stabbing attacks less effective. Now, I am not one of those crazy people who just want to do this just for fun, my school has actual problems that we are trying to control. The only problem is that we do not have anyone to see and properly report the incident to the officials. please ask me any questions!

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Consult your school principal. If he says it is permissible to wear the body armor, then do so without reservation.

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