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Concealed-carry on its way to Kansas campuses

Kansas State University in Manhattan was locked down for four hours Friday morning after a report of a “possibly armed subject” on campus. Fast-forward to July 1, 2017, when concealed-carry of guns must be allowed in all 800-plus buildings at Kansas Board of Regents universities unless they meet security screening standards sure to be cost-prohibitive. The state lawmakers who pushed the mandate on the regents argued it would make campuses more secure and students less vulnerable to shooting attacks. But will it automatically mean that anyone who is armed on campus is no longer viewed as potentially dangerous? Or will racial profiling come into play? – Rhonda Holman