Arkansas Schools Are Voting Against Allowing Firearms

May 14, 2013

Another school has decided to opt out of the state law allowing staff and faculty to carry firearms on college campuses.

Northwest Arkansas Community College’s board of trustees voted against allowing guns after reviewing student and faculty surveys.

Steven Hinds, director of public relations for the college, says students were surveyed about the issue.

"When the student government looked at the issue, deciding whether or not they were going to sign the resolution…they voted unanimously in favor of opting out of Act 226," said Hinds. 

East Arkansas Community College, the University of Central Arkansas and Henderson State have also decided against allowing staff to carry weapons on campus.

The UALR staff Senate will hold a meeting to discuss the matter Thursday.  The University of Arkansas system will make a decision regarding all of its campuses the following Thursday.