LBUSD Safety and Security
Firearm Safety and Storage Reminders
The Long Beach Unified School District informs and reminds parents and legal guardians of all students to review their legal responsibilities regarding the storage of firearms, as required by California law. Families must evaluate their personal practices and review the firearm safety and storage resources on this webpage to ensure compliance with California law.
California Penal Code Section 25100 mandates that ALL firearms, loaded or unloaded, must be securely and safely stored in all homes where children live or where children might reasonably be expected to enter. Gun owners can avoid criminal penalties by keeping their firearms in a locked container or securing firearms with a locking device that renders the firearm inoperable.
As a reminder, any person who negligently stores or leaves a firearm, loaded or unloaded, within reach or easy access of a child may be fined or imprisoned, or both, if the child gains access to, unlawfully brandishes or improperly uses the firearm. The criminal penalty may be significantly greater if someone dies or suffers great bodily injury as a result of the child gaining access to the firearm.
Firearm Safety and Storage Resources:
- California Attorney General:
Firearm Safety website
- Project Child Safe:
Have a Conversation with Your Kids about Gun Safety (video)
- Project Child Safe: Ten Tips For Firearm Safety In Your Home:
English Flyer | Spanish Flyer
- Project Child Safe:
Securing Your Firearm website
- Be SMART:
Gun Safety Resources
(Available in English and Spanish)
- Healthy Children:
Guns in the Home: How to Keep Kids Safe
Safety and Security Overview
Our schools work closely with law enforcement every day, often behind the scenes, to keep our students safe. For safety reasons, we refrain from disclosing details of tactical protocols jointly developed with law enforcement and our Office of School Safety and Emergency Preparedness, but these frequently asked questions and answers describe our safety framework and key precautions. We continually revise and improve our safety plans using guidance from local and national law enforcement agencies and other national experts.
- What plans do the schools have in place to respond to intruders or active shooters?
- What has the district done to control visitor/outsider access to schools, and how is the school district improving security?
- What guidelines, rules or expectations does LBUSD have for visitors/outsiders on school grounds and in district facilities?
- What procedures does the district have in place to identify individuals who pose a potential threat or school violence, before a violent act occurs?
- Does the district monitor student social media or district-issued computers for threats of school violence, before a violent act occurs?
- What is law enforcement’s role in monitoring threats of school violence?
- Have staff and students been trained on intruder/active shooter procedures?
- How can a visitor on campus be distinguished from a staff member?
- Can threats of school violence, bullying, vandalism, break-ins, or other concerns be reported anonymously?
- Do we increase security at schools when we hear of school shootings elsewhere?
- How does the district support the social and emotional needs of students?
- How does the district or the school communicate to parents and community about threats, lockdowns, or intruders that might occur on my child’s campus or within the district?
- What do I do if my child’s school is in lockdown?
- What is the difference between ‘Shelter-in-Place’ and ‘Lockdown’?
- What do I do if my child’s school has been evacuated?
- Where do I pick up my child if their school has been evacuated?
- Does the district employ any safety personnel?
- What are the levels of emergency response?