Regents Step Up Campus Security

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Two new policies were approved Thursday to make Kansas college campuses safer.

The Board of Regents' actions follow a year-long review of campus security issues.

The regents first adopted a policy that the six state university campuses be weapons-free. Then, they approved a requirement to conduct background checks on all newly hired employees.

“Ensuring the safety of our state university students, faculty, and staff is a critical responsibility of the Board,” Board Chairperson Christine Downey-Schmidt said in a statement. “Securing our campuses is an
on-going challenge and our work will never be done in this arena,
however, we must never forget that continued diligence on this issue is
a vital priority.”

The security review and resulting changes were sparked by the Virginia Tech University shootings that happened one year ago Wednesday.

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