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East Texas Baptist University adopts campus carry policy

By Staff Reports
May 17, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.
Updated May 17, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.


East Texas Baptist University has adopted its campus carry policy.

The university has adopted a the “opt out, authorize in” plan that will allow certain full-time faculty and staff who have a concealed carry permit to concealed carry on campus for their personal protection.

ETBU President President J. Blair Blackburn can grant permission to a staff member who has a concealed carry permit. That permission would allow the staff member to carry a concealed weapon on campus, at a university sponsored event or in a university vehicle.

The authorization process requires the full-time ETBU faculty or staff member applicant to meet the following conditions for consideration:

  1. Submittal of official application to the Office of the President
  2. Completion of interview with the University President and/or his designee(s)
  3. Completion of psychological evaluation by an approved clinical psychologist or psychiatrist
  4. Continuing obligation to submit to a psychological exam at any time upon request of the ETBU President or his designees.
  5. Bi-annual shooter qualification showing firearms proficiency and safety for persons
  6. Annual participation in University sponsored law enforcement active shooter training for personal protection
  7. Understanding that the ETBU President holds a specific right to withdraw authorization with or without cause at any time and for any reason.

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