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Students could be packing more than books

University officials are up in arms about a bill that would effectively force them to allow students and others to carry concealed guns on campuses. The bill by state Rep. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, would allow the state's public universities, community colleges and technical schools — as well as other state or municipal facilities, including mental health centers and court buildings — to prohibit conceal-and-carry permit holders from bringing guns on campus only if the schools have metal detectors in their buildings or other costly security measures.