Hocking College Will Not Change Policy on Firearms

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Hocking College will not change its current policy on firearms and dangerous weapons to allow concealed carry permits on its campuses.
According to the Athens Messenger, the decision follows the signage of Senate Bill 199/House Bill 48 by Gov. John Kasich in December, which allows permitted concealed firearms on college campuses if approved by their institutions.
Hocking College President Betty Young announced the decision during her President’s Report at the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday.
The college will however edit some of the language of its current policy to align more closely with the language of the new law.
According to Young, the edits won’t change the substance of the college’s current policy with the exception of the removal of language in the policy that allows hunting in certain areas of college property.