HB 579 – School Self-Defense Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus); Rep. Mark Brody (R-Anson, Union); Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort, Craven)


This bill adds exceptions to the prohibition against weapons on campus or other educational property for volunteer school faculty guardians who (1) successfully complete 16 hours of active shooter training in the School Faculty Guardian program developed by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission, (2) annually submit written notice confirming possession of a valid concealed handgun permit to the school’s chief administrator, (3) annually provide evidence demonstrating handgun proficiency, (4) only possess the handgun during the performance of his or her duties when on school grounds, (5) keep the handgun concealed at all times while on campus except when responding to violence or an imminent threat of violence, and (6) submit to annual drug testing.


Filed – 4/14/2021