- Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees decided to continue a ban on faculty and staff carrying concealed handguns on campuses.

KFSM reports (http://bit.ly/1laO1vW ) the board on Friday decided to continue the existing ban. A UA system spokesman said the president of the board heard from officials from across the system and they all recommended that that policy stay in place.

In 2013, Arkansas passed a law allowing secondary educational institutions to opt out of the new law allowing employees with concealed carry permits to carry guns onto campus. Current UA policy allows only police officers to carry guns on campus.

University boards are required to opt out of the law annually, otherwise faculty and staff with permits are allowed to carry concealed handguns on school property.

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Information from: KFSM-TV, http://www.kfsm.com/