Students may be allowed to keep concealed weapons on campuses

Policy yet to be drafted for 14 state universities

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Published: Dec 24 2013 12:50:22 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 24 2013 08:02:50 PM EDT
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Students at state colleges in Pennsylvania may be allowed to keep concealed weapons on campus.

Officials with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is considering a system-wide policy on weapons, rather than having each individual institution making its own policy.

Ken Marshall of the PSSHE says a task force was set up in April to look at all aspects of security and public safety on the college campuses.

Marshall says a system-wide policy has not been drafted yet and public forums will be scheduled in the near future to discuss that policy.

The PSSHE represents 14 universities: Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, Kutztown, California University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.