Firearms and Dangerous Weapons

According to Massachusetts law, persons other than law enforcement officers (whether or not they have a license) are prohibited from carrying a loaded or unloaded firearm or any other dangerous weapon in any university building or on the grounds of the university, without written authorization of the board or officer in charge of the university. A dangerous weapon includes items designed to do bodily injury such as a stiletto, ballistic knife, blackjack, brass knuckles, billy stick, switchblade knife, and martial arts items such as throwing stars, kung fu sticks, and nunchaku (sticks connected by a rope, chain, wire, or leather).

Any faculty member or administrative officer of the university who fails to report violations of this statute is subject to a fine of up to $500.