Campus Safety’s Guns on Campus Survey Results
Nearly three in four college police and security stakeholders are opposed to students having firearms, and only 1% of K-12 respondents say their districts/campuses have authorized their staff to carry concealed guns.
Most campus protection professionals do not look favorably on students or school or university administrators, teachers or staff carrying concealed weapons. Nearly three in four police and security stakeholders at institutions of higher education are opposed to students having firearms. Additionally, most of those who are in favor of campus personnel carrying guns would want staff to have a permit, receive regular and frequent training from a reputable training agency, and offer proof of training and insurance to the campus public safety department. Not surprisingly then, only 1% of K-12 respondents say their districts/campuses have authorized their employees to carry concealed guns.
These were just a few of the findings from Campus Safety magazine’s exclusive research. In the survey conducted this fall, 637 college and K-12 campus protection professionals also provided Campus Safety with valuable data on departmental and equipment changes implemented in the two years after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.
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