Ohio State trustees vote to allow off-duty officers to carry concealed firearms

(WSYX/WTTE)

Trustees at The Ohio State University approved a resolution to allow some off-duty officers to carry concealed guns on campus. The university says these off-duty officers would potentially serve as first responders.

The university said the resolution allows off-duty, sworn law enforcement officials from the Ohio State University Police Division, the City of Columbus Division of Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office , and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, to carry a concealed firearm on university property.

In a statement, the university said off-duty officers from the approved agencies can carry concealed weapons into buildings, venues, and events anywhere on the Ohio State campus.

The policy was approved on Friday by the Ohio State University's board of trustees.

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