I think you really wanted this, as it directly addresses your situation:
. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited.
B. If any person possesses any firearm designed or intended to expel a projectile by action of an explosion of a combustible material while such person is upon (i) any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, including buildings and grounds; (ii) that portion of any property open to the public and then exclusively used for school-sponsored functions or extracurricular activities while such functions or activities are taking place
; or (iii) any school bus owned or operated by any such school, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony; however, if the person possesses any firearm within a public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school building and intends to use, or attempts to use, such firearm, or displays such weapon in a threatening manner, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years to be served consecutively with any other sentence. [emphasis added]
Note to LEO229
: you need to cite the correct section of the Code of Virginia
. Maybe what is needed is a new code section, based on the onecreated for the IRS, making LEOs responsible if because they cite the wrong section of the code, a person runs afoul of the law.
(Just kidding, LEO229. You know we all love you - especially when you fall flat on your face.)
Note to SouthernBoy
: The Gun Free School Zone Act
was ruled unconstitutional - there is no 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools any more. IANAL & all that, but as I understand it you can walk on the sidewalk if one exists, or you must walk on the roadway if no sidewalk exists. I was once told to recall where the state/county stops plowing snow - that is the "safe line" between school property & not-school property. (Obviously you should not go walking up any driveways or footpaths that lead to the school or its parking lots.)