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Allowing concealed weapons brings the potential for accidental gun discharge or misuse of firearms at parties, including those where alcohol or drugs are used, and the possibility for guns to be used to settle students’ disputes, the group said.

Virginia Tech officials haven’t actively lobbied against attempts to modify the state’s law, spokesman Larry Hincker said, but the university’s position on weapons hasn’t changed after the shootings.

“We don’t believe that guns have any place in the classroom,” Mr. Hincker said. “We’ve experienced far more of guns in the classroom than any university should have to endure.”