No weapon on campus

Recent court cases have also overturned some long-standing systemwide bans of concealed carry on state college and university campuses.

No weapon on campus

For some, these events point to a need to ease existing firearm regulations and allow concealed weapons on campuses. Jerome Police Department is investigating the incident. By arming individuals on campus, you lose the trust of those around you. Jerome High School was placed on a soft lockdown after school administration received a report of a potential weapon on school grounds. All University of Wisconsin system campuses and technical community college districts are said to be putting this signage in place. Mass shooters and other criminals have an emotional connection with the place or person that becomes their target, whether it be a school, church, workplace or home. A study conducted by the Department of Justice found that 93 percent of violent crimes that victimized college students happened off campus. The incident happened Friday morning, when a staff member at Jerome Middle School was performing a locker check on a student. In , at least 19 states introduced legislation to allow concealed carry on campus in some regard and in the legislative session, at least 14 states introduced similar legislation. During the soft lockdown students stayed in class and no one was allowed in the hallways for approximately 20 minutes while police investigated. In December , Governor Kasich of Ohio signed into law SB which lifts the ban on firearms on college campuses and leaves the decision to individual institutions.

Check back for more details. College and university campuses are already safer than other public places. Mass shooters and other criminals have an emotional connection with the place or person that becomes their target, whether it be a school, church, workplace or home.

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For some, these events point to a need to ease existing firearm regulations and allow concealed weapons on campuses. The student who used the locker then identified a student at Jerome High School who allegedly had a gun on campus.

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Guns on college campuses

Police responded right away, investigated and found no weapon. By comparing the crime rates both before and after the implementation of concealed weapons, the crime rates were not affected by the number of concealed carry permits in that area, showing that armed citizens do not deter crime. In December , Governor Kasich of Ohio signed into law SB which lifts the ban on firearms on college campuses and leaves the decision to individual institutions. Check back for more details. KMVT will be updating this story. Others see the solution in tightening restrictions to keep guns off campuses. Utah remains the only state to have statute specifically naming public colleges and universities as public entities that do not have the authority to ban concealed carry, and thus, all 10 public institutions in Utah allow concealed weapons on their property. Recently passed Kansas legislation creates a provision that colleges and universities cannot prohibit concealed carry unless a building has "adequate security measures. During the soft lockdown students stayed in class and no one was allowed in the hallways for approximately 20 minutes while police investigated. However, there has been an increase in the number of states that affirmatively require their colleges to allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus.

College students today are under enormous pressures. Others see the solution in tightening restrictions to keep guns off campuses.

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Colleges and Universities where concealed guns are permitted