UI President Hails Effort To Pull Concealed Weapons On Campus Bill

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — University of Idaho President Tim White is cheering a decision by state lawmakers to pull a bill that would have made it easier to bring concealed weapons on public university campuses in Idaho.

Last week, a Senate committee agreed to drop language from a bill that would have stripped the authority college presidents now have in keeping students, faculty and staff from bringing concealed weapons on campus.

The measure would have given that power instead to the State Board of Education.

White says the bill as originally written would have created a potentially dangerous environment on campuses.

White also says the existing policy, allowing law enforcement to carry guns has worked well for decades … and that there is no room for concealed weapons on campus.