Armed Security Expected at Community Colleges in Connecticut

by Catherine Morris

The Hartford Courant reports that security staff at Connecticut’s community colleges are expected to receive approval to carry weapons on campus on Thursday.
The news comes in the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that claimed the lives of 9 victims in early October.
All but one of Connecticut’s 12 colleges currently prohibit weapons on campus, according to the Courant. Some, but not all, of the state’s four year public universities permit their security personnel to carry guns on campus. On Thursday, the State Board of Regents will vote on a policy that would allow trained police officers to carry a gun during their shifts.