If a student at a college or university is charged with a weapons offense, whether that takes place on campus or off, in almost all instances, the school will impose its disciplinary process to adjudicate the matter. A weapons offense is a very serious matter whether it involves, say, a small knife. It's going to be a rare instance where a college student may say have like a firearm or a hand gun, but there are going to be exceptions. Students can find themselves in unexpected situations without any ill intentions, and they can find themselves, say, charged with a weapons offense. A weapons offense, if a student is found responsible, unfortunately almost always would result in a potential expulsion. There'd have to be serious mitigating circumstances for it to be a lesser sanction if a student were to be found responsible. An experienced attorney advisor can help navigate the process and help protect the student's rights, and should be involved as early as possible in the process.