LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KHTV) – The University of Arkansas-Little Rock will be exempt from a state law approved this year by Governor Asa Hutchinson that allows concealed weapons on college campuses.
The law, which will go into effect on September 1, will permit individuals to carry weapons on campuses and other state-funded locations, such as the state Capitol. To qualify, individuals must maintain a concealed-carry permit and eight additional hours of active-shooter training.
However, eStem High School will open on UA-Little Rock’s campus later this year, and federal law prohibits guns within a 1,000 feet of public, parochial, or private school.
The eStem Public Charter Schools CEO said the gun-free zone will be “as wide as possible” in order to prevent any campus-carry zones.