- The University of Central Arkansas is the first school in the state to opt out of a new law allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed firearms on campus.
- The school's Board of Trustees voted 5-1 on the opt-out based on the recommendation of campus officials, including UCA President Tom Courtway.
- UCA faculty member and Republican state Rep. Mark Lowery co-sponsored the bill as a means to increase campus safety.
From the article:
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas will not allow faculty and staff members with concealed-handgun permits to carry weapons on campus. ...