New Ga. Law Allows Students to Bring Tasers on Campus

The law is designed to allow students to better protect themselves on campus.

A Georgia bill that allows students to bring Tasers onto public college campuses was signed into law July 1.

The law permits students to carry electroshock weapons like Tasers and stun guns for protection.

Both the Savannah State University Public Safety Department and the Armstrong State University Police Department have been preparing for the implementation of the law as it went through the state legislature.

Campus police at SSU say they will “conduct informational and/or training sessions for faculty, staff and students” on the devices.

ASU police said in a statement to that they’ve begun providing resources for students and faculty members who want more information on the devices.

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“We’ll be reaching out in multiple mediums, including social media, to make the community aware and pointing them in the right direction,” says ASU Chief of Police Wayne Willcox.

Governor Nathan Deal, along with some students and parents, have expressed support for the new law.

Students must be 18 years of age to carry the devices.

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