September 15, 2012
RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Radford University is joining other Virginia schools in barring the concealed carry of guns in campus buildings.
The Roanoke Times reports that the school's Board of Visitors voted 9-5 Friday to ban firearms from buildings and university outdoor events.
Members of the public still may carry firearms on school grounds.
Several Virginia public colleges and universities have passed similar policies following an opinion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli last year that said that institutions must pass a regulation to restrict the carry of concealed firearms by legal permit holders. A simple policy that has been in effect at some universities for years was not sufficient, according to Cuccinelli.