MATC meeting scheduled to exempt campus from concealed carry law

By The Mercury

The board of directors of Manhattan Area Technical College has scheduled a special meeting for Monday to consider a resolution that would temporarily exempt the campus from provisions of a new state law governing the carrying of concealed weapons. If approved by the college’s directors, the resolution would allow campus officials to exempt the college from the requirement that they permit concealed carry for four years in order “to conduct the further study of the implications and costs” of compliance with the law.

The law requires state buildings – including technical colleges – to allow the carrying of concealed handguns “unless the building has adequate security measures to ensure that no weapons are permitted to be carried into such building.”

But it permits individual schools to utilize the four-year study period to determine whether they wish to implement the “adequate security measures.”

The board meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the college.

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