"Firearm" does not include any beebee or pellet-firing gun that expels a projectile through the force of air pressure or any starter pistol.
(2) Possession of firearm in school zone. 948.605(2)(a)(a)
Any individual who knowingly possesses a firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
If the individual possessing the firearm is licensed to do so by a political subdivision of the state or bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms in which political subdivision the school zone is located, and the law of the political subdivision requires that, before an individual may obtain such a license, the law enforcement authorities of the political subdivision must verify that the individual is qualified under law to receive the license;
By an individual for use in a program approved by a school in the school zone;
By an individual in accordance with a contract entered into between a school in the school zone and the individual or an employer of the individual;
By a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity; or
That is unloaded and is possessed by an individual while traversing school grounds for the purpose of gaining access to public or private lands open to hunting, if the entry on school grounds is authorized by school authorities.
(3) Discharge of firearm in a school zone. 948.605(3)(a)(a)
Any individual who knowingly, or with reckless disregard for the safety of another, discharges or attempts to discharge a firearm at a place the individual knows is a school zone is guilty of a Class D felony.
(b) Paragraph (a)
does not apply to the discharge of, or the attempt to discharge, a firearm:
As part of a program approved by a school in the school zone, by an individual who is participating in the program;
By an individual in accordance with a contract entered into between a school in a school zone and the individual or an employer of the individual; or
By a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity.
(4) Consecutive sentence.
Notwithstanding s. 973.15 (2)
, if a court imposes a term of imprisonment under this section, the court shall impose the sentence consecutive to any other sentence.
History: 1991 a. 17
; 1993 a. 336
Dangerous weapons other than firearms on school premises. 948.61(1)(a)
"Dangerous weapon" has the meaning specified in s. 939.22 (10)
, except "dangerous weapon" does not include any firearm and does include any beebee or pellet-firing gun that expels a projectile through the force of air pressure or any starter pistol.
"School" means a public, parochial or private school which provides an educational program for one or more grades between grades 1 and 12 and which is commonly known as an elementary school, middle school, junior high school, senior high school or high school.
"School premises" means any school building, grounds, recreation area or athletic field or any other property owned, used or operated for school administration.
Any person who knowingly possesses or goes armed with a dangerous weapon on school premises is guilty of:
A Class E felony, if the violation is the person's 2nd or subsequent violation of this section within a 5-year period, as measured from the dates the violations occurred.
This section does not apply to any person who:
Uses a weapon solely for school-sanctioned purposes.
Engages in military activities, sponsored by the federal or state government, when acting in the discharge of his or her official duties.
Is a law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his or her official duties.
Participates in a convocation authorized by school authorities in which weapons of collectors or instructors are handled or displayed.
Drives a motor vehicle in which a dangerous weapon is located onto school premises for school-sanctioned purposes or for the purpose of delivering or picking up passengers or property. The weapon may not be removed from the vehicle or be used in any manner.
A person under 17 years of age who has violated this section is subject to the provisions of ch. 938
, unless jurisdiction is waived under s. 938.18
or the person is subject to the jurisdiction of a court of criminal jurisdiction under s. 938.183
A pellet gun or BB gun is a dangerous weapon under this section. Interest of Michelle A.D. 181 Wis. 2d 917
, 512 N.W.2d 248
(Ct. App. 1994).
Receiving stolen property from a child. 948.62(1)(1)
Whoever intentionally receives stolen property from a child or conceals stolen property received from a child is guilty of:
A Class E felony, if the value of the property does not exceed $500.
A Class D felony, if the value of the property exceeds $500 but does not exceed $2,500.
A Class C felony, if the value of the property exceeds $2,500.
Under this section, proof of all of the following is prima facie evidence that property received from a child was stolen and that the person receiving the property knew it was stolen:
That the value of the property received from the child exceeds $500.
That there was no consent by a person responsible for the child's welfare to the delivery of the property to the person.
History: 1987 a. 332
Receiving property from a child.
Whoever does either of the following is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
As a dealer in secondhand articles or jewelry or junk, purchases any personal property, except old rags and waste paper, from any child, without the written consent of his or her parent or guardian; or
As a pawnbroker or other person who loans money and takes personal property as security therefor, receives personal property as security for a loan from any child without the written consent of his or her parent or guardian.
History: 1971 c. 228
; 1977 c. 173
; 1987 a. 332
; Stats. 1987 s. 948.63; 1989 a. 257
Tattooing of children. 948.70(1)(b)
"Tattoo" means to insert pigment under the surface of the skin of a person, by pricking with a needle or otherwise, so as to produce an indelible mark or figure through the skin.
Subject to sub. (3)
, any person who tattoos or offers to tattoo a child is subject to a Class D forfeiture.
(3) Subsection (2)
does not prohibit a physician from tattooing or offering to tattoo a child in the course of his or her professional practice.
History: 1991 a. 106