Under Ohio law, this issue can now be decided by a school’s board of trustees. Don’t be surprised if more school’s follow Cedarville’s lead.

The Dayton Daily News reports:

Cedarville U. could become first Ohio college to allow concealed carry

Although Cedarville University could become the first college in Ohio to allow some form of concealed carry on campus, school officials don’t consider the move to be groundbreaking.

“It’s not like we’re doing something new that nobody else has ever done,” President Thomas White said last week. “(If approved), we’ll be following behind a whole lot of other people. ”

White said Cedarville officials looked at policies from colleges in Texas, Kansas and Virginia before drafting the proposal trustees will announce a decision on this week. The proposal would allow concealed carry on campus by faculty and staff who are licensed to carry concealed weapons.

Such policies were made possible by the law that was signed last December by Republican Gov. John Kasich and took effect March 21. Previously, guns were not legally allowed on campus, even by faculty or staff with concealed carry licenses. Now, individual boards of trustees can decide whether to allow concealed carry.

Guns on campus is a controversial issue, and Cedarville would be the first university in Ohio to allow concealed carry under any circumstances.


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