BRTC Opts Out Of Concealed Carry Law

 

Black River Technical College is joining the  list of Arkansas schools that won’t allow concealed guns on campus.

The school’s board of trustees voted last week  to opt out of the new state law. Board chairman John Jackson Jr.stated that the  trustees had several questions about the law and decided not to change the  college’s policy banning weapons.

Black River Technical College has about 3,000  students with campuses in Pocahontas and Paragould.

The Arkansas Legislature approved a law this  year allowing faculty and staff with concealed-carry permits to take the weapons  on campus. Colleges and universities are allowed to opt out of the  law.

Both the University of Arkansas and Arkansas  State University systems are opting out of the law as  well.

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