Five Pennsylvania Colleges Now Allow Students Carry Weapons

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Five Pennsylvania state-owned universities now allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus after lawyers in the governor's office and state department of higher education advised that a blanket ban on weapons was vulnerable to legal challenge.

AP reports the state universities are: Kutztown, Shippensburg, Edinboro, Slippery Rock and Millersville.

According to Fox News, the change in policy was made after the attorneys from the state's Office of General Counsel and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) advised 14 state-owned universities to review their weapons policy because a blanket ban on weapons on campus was likely unconstitutional and vulnerable to legal challenge.

PASSHE spokesman Ken Marshall told Fox News that the school authorities were asked to review their policies to ensure that they could be legally enforced.

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