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Fri June 14, 2013
Community College In Harrison Opts Out Of Gun Law
The North Arkansas College Board of Trustees has decided to opt out of a state law that would allow faculty and staff members to carry concealed handguns on campus.
The community college in Harrison is the latest school to opt out of the law passed this year by the Legislature.
The Harrison Daily Times reports that Northark's board decided Thursday on a 4-1 vote to not allow the weapons.
The new law says faculty and staff with concealed-carry permits can bring the weapons on campus, unless the school specifically opts out of the law.
Board trustee Jim Milum cast the lone dissenting vote. He says faculty and staff would have to be trained and work with security members to bring the guns on campus.