Baylor student board OKs concealed guns on campus



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WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's student senate has approved a resolution that would allow students and others who have concealed handgun permits to carry their guns on the Waco campus.

It still needs approval of the Baylor board of regents before it takes effect. And the student body president, Dominic Edwards, could veto the measure over the next seven days.

School spokeswoman Lori Fogleman tells the Waco Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1uZDHs5 ) that Baylor officials believe allowing the guns would create security challenges.

The resolution approved Thursday was written by 20-year-old senior Gannon McCahill after a student was killed and two others wounded in shooting this year at a university near his hometown of Seattle.

Texas law allows college students with concealed carry licenses to have guns in a locked compartment in their car on campus.

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Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.com

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