Black River Technical College is joining theÂ list of Arkansas schools that won’t allow concealed guns on campus.
The school’s board of trustees voted last weekÂ to opt out of the new state law. Board chairman John Jackson Jr.stated that theÂ trustees had several questions about the law and decided not to change theÂ college’s policy banning weapons.
Black River Technical College has about 3,000Â students with campuses in Pocahontas and Paragould.
The Arkansas Legislature approved a law thisÂ year allowing faculty and staff with concealed-carry permits to take the weaponsÂ on campus. Colleges and universities are allowed to opt out of theÂ law.
Both the University of Arkansas and ArkansasÂ State University systems are opting out of the law asÂ well.