I have a small necklace knife where the blade is less than 1 inch or 2 1/2 cm I live in Washington and go to high school would it be legal to carry such a small knife in a pocket in my backpack? it is under the requirement for "deadly" as it is way too small to really hurt someone.

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    Even if it is not forbidden by law, it may very well still be against your school rules. I would suggest checking those first. – Nate Eldredge Jun 27 at 22:47
  • You write: I have violence and blood but I am considering becoming a prepper? What does this mean? – DavidSupportsMonica Jun 28 at 0:57
  • Your assertion that your knife is "way too small to really hurt someone" is just not true. A knife that small is most certainly able to "really hurt someone." – DavidSupportsMonica Jun 28 at 1:49
  • It's safe to say that you can't bring a knife of any type to any public school in America. – Tiger Guy Jul 8 at 21:39

RCW 9.41.280 prohibits firearms and "dangerous weapons", which does not extend to a tiny knife. Seattle Public Schools does not add anything relevant above state law, nor does Renton, nor Bellevue. Bellevue just says "knives" which is broader than state law, but they refer the question to state law, and such a "knife" would not be a dangerous weapon under state law. Seattle Prep doesn't say explicitly and doesn't refer the question to state law. There are hundreds of schools, so you'd have to check the specific school. Incidentally, if you concludes based on reading the school's policy that it is not prohibited, they may still punish you (confiscating the knife is more likely), and you may have to sue them to abide by their published policy. Their defense could simply be "we consider all knives to be dangerous weapons".

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