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West Liberty University Enacts Campuswide Gun Ban

The Main Hall at West Liberty

West Liberty University’s Board of Governors has approved a campus ban on firearms and other deadly weapons.

WTOV-TV reports the vote Wednesday followed a state law enacted this year that allows the carrying of concealed handguns without a permit.

West Liberty’s student conduct code already prohibited deadly weapons or destructive devices, even if they are legally possessed. Wednesday’s vote includes anyone on campus with some exceptions, including police.

The vote came after a public comment period. The ban also applies to weapons visible inside of vehicles.