AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – University of Texas President Greg Fenves says the school won’t change its pending rules for allowing concealed handguns on campus after a first-year student was killed last week.
State law requires Texas public colleges to allow concealed weapons on campus starting Aug. 1.
The University of Texas plan permits concealed handgun license holders to have their weapons in most classrooms and buildings, but not dorms. They will not be allowed to have a bullet in the chamber of semi-automatic weapons.
Fenves says his goal is to make campus safe for everyone.
Eighteen-year-old dance major Haruka Weiser was killed on campus last week. Police have arrested 17-year-old suspect Meechaiel Criner.
Students for Concealed Carry said Monday that Weiser’s murder shows the need to allow weapons across all areas of campus.