- September 21, 2023 at 1:09 pm #44356
Hello all – Do you have an existing paintball club at your school district? Beside the obvious safety risk and liability, what are the other concerns – i.e., insurability, or school culture? Please let me know. Thanks!September 27, 2023 at 2:23 pm #44357JudyParticipant
Hi Peace, certainly could be several issues related to injuries/liability, but what stands out more for me is having students shoot at each other with paintball guns. I would not promote this at a school, very poor optics.September 28, 2023 at 9:26 am #44359
Thanks Judy! That’s one of my concerns as well.September 28, 2023 at 11:17 am #44360LeRoyParticipant
Agreed. I do not believe that student clubs designed around ‘first person shooter’ activities brings enough value/benefits to any campus. The obvious optics in our current climate would be a huge negative as well. Our community is a mix of suburban and rural, and we have local establishments that provide gun range / skeet shooting and archery activities; however, our district does not partner with them or support the establishment of clubs on our campus.September 28, 2023 at 12:11 pm #44361
Well said. Thanks, Leroy!September 28, 2023 at 1:34 pm #44362MareesaParticipant
Aside from the items that I completely agree with mentioned by Jude and LeRoy, I would also recommend reviewing the excluded activities in your MOC. When this was requested in my District, the exclusions in our coverage were another supporting factor for denial.
I am unsure what JPA you participate in, however, I have the exclusions for SDJPA and SCR. The “RED LIGHT list” is events that are prohibited as they may be excluded from the District’s insurance coverage. Paintball is an excluded activity and an excluded event activity for facility users.
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