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K-State Announced Added Security Measures As Open Carry Law Goes Into Effect

As the open carry law goes into effect across college campuses in Kansas, the Wildcats announce new security measures.



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If you are planning on going to a Kansas State football or basketball game this year, plan on some new security measures. The school announced on Friday that metal detectors and added security will be put into place at the entrances of Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium and the Bramlage Coliseum.

The additional security comes in response to the state’s open carry law. While the law was passed four years ago, Universities were given time to prepare before they had to comply with the new law. That clock ran out on Saturday, July 1.

“This law has been in effect but universities had a four-year exemption to plan and put policies and procedures in place before the law affected the campuses,” senior associate athletic director Casey Scott said in a statement released by the school. “That exemption expires on July 1, and we have made the decision that we will restrict weapons allowed into our athletics events in Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Bramlage Coliseum.”

Sorry everyone, you’re going to have to leave the guns at home. It looks like the Wildcats had the foresight to realize that guns, alcohol and rivalries probably aren’t a good mix.

The new security measures are in addition to the clear bag policy the school adopted from the NFL last year, and West Virginia just implemented, themselves.


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