Guns and Higher Ed
3:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

2-Year School In Forrest City Opts Out Of Gun Law

Another Arkansas college has opted out of a new state law that allows faculty and staff members to carry concealed guns on campus.

East Arkansas Community College's board of trustees voted last week to opt out of the law, passed this year by the Legislature. The Times-Herald reports that the board decided that hiring extra armed security officers would be a better option for the two-year school in Forrest City.

The University of Central Arkansas and Henderson State University have also voted to opt out. The boards governing the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University are scheduled to vote on the issue later this month.

The law allows faculty and staff with concealed-carry permits to carry the guns on campus unless the institution opts out.