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F 18.44 n1 Possession Of Weapon In School: Meaning Of “Blade” In Determining Knife Length.
PC 626.10(a) states that it is illegal to bring or possess on a school campus “any … knife having a blade longer than 2 1/2 inches ….” In determining whether a knife has a blade longer than 2 1/2 inches within the meaning of PC 626.10, only the sharpened portion of the blade should be measured. (People v. Rosalio S. (95) 35 CA4th 775, 780-81 [41 CR2d 534].)
F 18.44 n2 Possession Of Weapon In School: Operability Not Required.
People v. Arturo H. (96) 42 CA4th 1694 [51 CR2d 5] held that PC 626.10 is violated by possession of an inoperable pellet gun.
F 18.44 n3 Possession Of Weapon In School: Razor Blades (PC 626.10(a)).
(See In re Do Kyung K. (2001) 88 CA4th 583, 594 [106 CR2d 31] [statute criminalizing possession of a razor with an unguarded blade on school grounds (PC 626.10(a)) does not apply to possession of razor blade alone].
F 18.44 n4 Possession Of Weapon In School: Possession Of Box Cutter On School Grounds Not Prohibited (PC 626.10(a)).
(See In re Michael R. (2004) 120 CA4th 1203, 1207 [possession of a box cutter on school grounds does not fall within the purview of PC 626.10(a)].)