Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart D-1. Permitted Courses of Study


17:282.5      Firearm accident prevention and safety education; authorized instruction


Each city, parish, and other local public school board may provide age- and grade-appropriate classroom instruction regarding firearm accident prevention and safety to elementary school students. Such instruction shall be integrated into an existing course of study, and the purpose of such instruction shall be to promote the protection and safety of children. Furthermore, such instruction shall adopt or be based on the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, an accident prevention program developed by the National Rifle Association, or a substantially similar program, such as the Louisiana Law Enforcement for Gun Safety program, designed to promote firearm accident prevention and safety. Such instruction shall not include the expression of value judgments about the use of firearms by teachers, school personnel, or any other instructors. The school board shall determine the timing and duration of such instruction.


Added by Acts 2015, No. 400, ยง 1.