School Safety Zone but on Sidewalk?

Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by DotNetDog, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. DotNetDog

    DotNetDog Member

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  2. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    IANAL: Sidewalks near roadways that go by schools are typically built on city or county right of ways/easements which should not be considered school properties. The days of School Safety Zones projecting out 100s of feet from actual school property lines are long gone.

    http://www.georgiacarry.org/cms/ga-code-detail/?title=16&chapter=11&section=127.1


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    Find the correct answer here: https://www.georgiapacking.org/forum/showpost.php?p=2650939&postcount=10
     
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  3. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    And are promptly ignored. :-|
     
  5. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Well, after reading the first thread from 2014 the take-away answer for me from what the actual attorneys said seems to be...best not to do so even if you might technically be in the clear.
     
  6. DotNetDog

    DotNetDog Member

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    Hmmm...MP's advice sounds reasonable... Even if I researched and found a map of the school near my house that is only one factor that a prosecutor might use. My best plan may be to avoid safety zones for now (or CC).
     
  7. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    People gotta go with their strengths!












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  8. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    I'll walk in the roadway and risk getting hit by a car. Or maybe I'll just carry and walk on the public sidewalk.
     
  9. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    So has anybody ever seen one of these official school property boundary maps?
    Does such a map show the sidewalks?
    Have any of us ever researched land titles and metes-and-bounds descriptions to see who really owns the real estate directly under a sidewalk in front of a school?
     
  10. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Remember, an official county map only creates a rebuttable presumption that the school owns the land shown within the map's school boundaries. You can contradict that with stronger evidence that the sidewalks are off-campus, outside of the property borders. (If that's the case; but I have no idea if it really is.)
     
  11. Circuits

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    The school may "own" the real estate, but the sidewalk may lie on a public use easement which removes it from the school's control. The same principle would apply to a city/county street or state highway running alongside the school.