Regents approve SFA gun policy - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Breaking

Regents approve SFA gun policy

Source: SFA Facebook Source: SFA Facebook
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

The long awaited campus carry policy has been approved by SFA's Board of Regents.

A revision of its current firearms policy now abides to state law that stipulates beginning Aug. 1, public institutions of higher education across the state may no longer prohibit persons from carrying concealed handguns on campuses, as long as the carrier is properly licensed to do so.

There are exceptions to the rule.

Here are the places where concealed handguns are prohibited on the SFA campus:

* The Early Childhood Research Center, the location of the charter school.

* The Human Services Building where numerous diagnostic labs that serve children are located is a gun free zone.

* Concealed handguns cannot be brought to the third floor of the Rusk Building where the Counseling Services Office is located.

* Concealed handguns are not allowed at high school, college or professional sporting events.

* Concealed handguns may be removed from a licensed holder in a nonpublic, secure portions of the University Police Department.

And the university president has the authority to place a reasonable restriction on the concealed handgun policy for up to five days.

This is where concealed guns are allowed:

* Dorms and strict rules on storage must be followed.  The  exception is when children's camps are utilizing the dorms. No guns allowed in that case.

* Concealed guns are allowed in faculty offices, laboratories and gymnasiums.

The new rules begin Aug. 1st.

SFA President Dr. Baker Patillo had said previously to regents that SFA would not be breaking the state law, even though administration isn't in total agreement with it.

The modified Firearms, Explosives and Ammunition policy, as approved by the Board of Regents, may be found at http://www.sfasu.edu/policies/13.9_Firearms_Explosives_and_Ammunition.pdf.

Copyright 2016 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

    Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

    Sunday, August 19 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-08-20 00:23:07 GMT
    Photo: KTREPhoto: KTRE

    Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    More >>

    Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    More >>
  • Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Chinese Taipei squeaks by Lufkin 2-0 in JLWS

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:18:34 GMT
    JLWSJLWS

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>

    The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after beating California in the U.S. Championship game. Chinese Taipei entered the game after run-ruling Mexico in the International Championship. In the first inning of the heavyweight showdown both teams got a runner on base but both teams left the runner stranded. Lufkin's Christian Mum...

    More >>
  • Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Lufkin Wins! All-Stars beat California 5-2 to advance to World Championship at JLWS

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:49:38 GMT

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>

    Lufkin was hoping to bring home a second straight U.S. Championship with Little League baseball, this time at the Junior League World Series. The U.S. Championship was a rematch of a game a few days earlier against California. The first game saw Lufkin win 2-0 on a complete game shutout by Mark Requena. Lufkin would end up being the away team in the title game. It didn't take long for the scoring to start for Lufkin with clean up hitter Sam Flores got the scoring started early for L...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly