University of Colorado segregate students who have concealed-weapons permits www.privateofficer.com
Boulder CO Aug 18 2012 The University of Colorado will segregate students who have concealed-weapons permits in special dorms, but their firearms will have to be locked up before bedtime, according to campus police.
University officials have amended their student housing contract at its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses to accommodate students who are 21 years or older and have concealed-weapons carry permits, said Ryan Huff, public information officer with the University of Colorado’s campus police in Boulder.
“If you have a permit, you can carry a concealed weapon on campus, as long as its hidden away from view, and you can even have it with you in class,” Huff told NBC News. “What you can not do is have it on you at a ticketed event, such as football games, or in any of the residence halls on campus.”
The university’s policy change comes after the Colorado Supreme Court upheld an appeals-court decision in March that struck down the university’s ban on guns.
“I believe we have taken reasonable steps to adhere to the ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court, while balancing that with the priority of providing a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff,” CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said in a statement on the university’s website.