Better not turn in that paper late. Your college professor could be packing heat.
The Arkansas state legislature has passed a bill allowing college campuses to decide whether to allow faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns. The Arkansas bill would not allow students to carry concealed weapons. Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat is expected to sign the measure into law, Reuters reports.
The issue has been hotly debated nationwide following several campus shootings in recent years, including the 2007 incident at the Virginia Tech University campus in Blacksburg.
Arkansas would be the 24th state to let colleges or universities decide for themselves whether to allow concealed carry of weapons on campus, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Some states already allow students to carry concealed weapons, Reuters said.