North Carolina law prohibits any person, including a concealed handgun permittee, from knowingly carrying a firearm, whether openly or concealed, on educational property or at a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public or private primary school, community college, college or university.1 A law enacted in 2015, however, allows a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds but the person may only unlock the door to let someone in or out and move the firearm inside the car while the door is locked.2
See our Guns in Schools policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-269.2(a) and (b).
- Id. at (k).