Update: When reaching out to student group lobbying for changes on who this would affect, they responded:
@rcpress_sean Licensed students with “compelling reason”, active military/cops & “armed contractors” (armored car et al) is my understanding
— KUSCC (@KUSFCC) May 7, 2013
This is a story that the Raging Chicken Press will be covering over the next couple of weeks. Kutztown University, which is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, administrators have made the unilateral decision to change their gun policy, which would allow faculty and students to carry concealed weapons on campus. On April 5, 2013, a small group of libertarian students, headed by Robert Fallstich, complained that the university was a gun free zone, and to achieve their goals, they used Sandy Hook and other events as a means to their ends. And it looks like the small groupd of students have achieved their goals.
As you can see on the document below, it states:
“This policy applies to all persons who are enrolled, employed by, visiting, or providing services to Kutztown University. This policy applies equally to those persons who have a government issued license to carry a concealed firearm. Any university employee or student having such a license and wishing to carry their weapon on university property for compelling reasons to their personal safety must request an exception to this policy by contacting the University Chief of Police. Such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.”
The policy memo then goes on to explain in further detail how this process will work and where they can carry their firearms on campus. This was approved by the university president.
We are currently digging deeper into this issue and will have more later on.