University of Arkansas considers metal detectors for stadium

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is looking to add metal detectors at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2pwdYyx) reports the university has no metal detectors for athletic events and the bid request is meant to estimate equipment costs.

The request is not solely focused on Razorback Stadium. The university is also seeking proposals for hand-held and walk-through metal detectors to be used at athletic events at other locations.

The bid document says the goal is to maximize security and speed of entry during events.

Last month state lawmakers expanded concealed-carry laws to allow permit holders who complete extra training to carry guns at public colleges and universities. However, collegiate athletic sites are "firearm-sensitive" areas and are exempt if state police approve their annual security plan.

 

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