Kansas colleges and universities are preparing for the summer of 2017. That's when they will have to start allowing students, staff and faculty members to carry concealed guns on campus. Schools can opt out of this policy, but only if they spend millions of dollars to install metal detectors and hire additional security personnel to guarantee no unauthorized weapons are brought into campus buildings. One survey showed a majority of university faculty and staff members were against the idea of allowing guns on campus. Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz says his primary concern is safety and the fact that no basic gun safety training is required for those wishing to carry concealed weapons.
The survey also found that 54% of state university employees are in favor of having their schools spend more money to implement adequate security measures. Only 16% of those surveyed think that allowing concealed carry on campus will reduce crime.