Giving Faculty The Authority To Conceal And Carry

Giving faculty the authority to conceal and carry. Karen Johnson reports.

Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities such as Truman State University designate full-time faculty as “campus protection officers” who can carry concealed weapons. The Columbia Missourian reports that Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman has introduced the bill to the House Higher Education Committee. Under the bill, designated faculty members would be required to have a concealed carry permit and would train with the Department of Public Safety. The department would receive the list of staff members.Dorhman says that allowing armed faculty members could help improve college campus safety in an age of increasingly frequent mass shootings. I’m Karen Johnson