UTRGV releases campus carry recommendations

EDINBURG — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has released recommendations for the implementation of a law that will soon allow concealed handgun license holders to carry concealed handguns on its campuses.

If approved, gun-free zones may include athletic events and some residential areas, but concealed handguns will be allowed in classrooms.

The recommendations, made by an appointed working group, were reviewed and approved by UTRGV President Guy Bailey and will soon be presented to the UT Board of Regents for approval. The recommendations include the areas in which concealed handguns will not be allowed.

“I think we have something that follows the law and that enables us to provide safety and security on our campus,” Bailey said. “I’m not overly worried about it here for a number of reasons; many of our students are not old enough, and we also have very good students, so I trust our students.”

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