- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Leaders at a community college in Bentonville have narrowly decided to keep the school’s ban on concealed guns in place until a new state law allowing the weapons takes effect Sept. 1.

The board at Northwest Arkansas Community College voted last year to not allow the guns through June 30, so the board had to decide whether to extend the ban for two months.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2p3N4uB) that the panel voted 4-3 Monday in favor of extending the ban.

The legislation was signed into law last month and eliminates the ability for colleges and universities to opt out of allowing the guns. The measure allows anyone with a concealed-carry permit to bring a gun on campus if he or she completes an additional eight hours of training.

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Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com


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