Pa. higher education officials put the brakes on new campus gun policies

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Monday, June 3, 2013

A day after Kutztown University found itself in the eye of a national storm for adopting a policy to allow firearms on campus, the state told its universities Friday to sit tight until a task force can further study the matter.

Kutztown President F. Javier Cevallos said Thursday the university of 9,800 students reluctantly updated its policy to allow weapons on campus largely because attorneys from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education recommended it.

The change allows more gun freedom on Kutztown's campus than at most other colleges in the state system — more freedom than even was suggested by the state — and has made Kutztown ground zero for America's gun debate.

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