BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A state law went into effect In July 2014 clearing the way for retired law enforcement officers and people with Idaho’s enhanced concealed-carry permit to bring firearms to campus.
The law bans weapons in dormitories and buildings that can hold more than 1,000 people.
A spokesman for the Idaho State Board of Education said it’s not clear how many guns are being carried legally on the state’s college campuses.
A look at the Idaho State Board of Education’s blueprint for handling active shooters:
DOES THE BOARD REQUIRE EACH OF ITS CAMPUSES TO HAVE A SECURITY PLAN FOR ACTIVE SHOOTERS?
The Idaho State Board of Education requires each college to have a security plan in place for active shooters. The board reviews each plan every four years, and requires schools to run drills each year.
DOES THE BOARD PROVIDE GUIDELINES OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE PLANS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?)
The board requires plans but allows schools to tailor them to their individual needs. Some campuses have armed security and some partner with local police agencies. Some campuses have metal detectors for sporting events, while others do not.
DOES THE BOARD REVIEW THE ACTIVE SHOOTER PLAN OF EACH OF ITS CAMPUSES?
The board reviews each plan every four years, and schools review their plans every year.
ARE THOSE PLANS SHARED WITH FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS?
ARE THE UNIVERSITIES REQUIRED TO RUN DRILLS ON HOW TO RESPOND TO AN ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS?
Schools are required to do so each year.
IS THE BOARD CONSIDERING MANDATING CERTAIN SERCUITY MEASURES?
Not at this time.
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