Any student who introduces, distributes, gifts, sells, or possesses any type of firearm or controlled substance, classified as such in §§ 2101 et seq. of this Title 24, known as the "Controlled Substances Act of Puerto Rico", within the school or its surroundings, shall be suspended by the Secretary for a period not to exceed one (1) year according to the particular circumstances of each case and the procedures prescribed by regulations. For purposes of this section, "any type of weapon" shall include all the weapons included in §§ 455 et seq. of Title 25, known as the "Puerto Rico Weapons Act", or any other successor and/or federal law.
"School surroundings" shall be understood as a perimeter of one hundred (100) meters measured from the school premises as these are delimited by a fence or any other boundary marking. The Department, in conjunction with the concerned government agencies, shall provide the suspended student with alternative education options for the duration of the suspension and, once the suspension has ended, shall place the student in the appropriate level and grade. The legal provisions in effect in our code of laws shall be applied if necessary.