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UNA evaluating campus policy after new gun law

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As students prepare to head back to class, many schools are evaluating how Alabama's new gun law will apply to their campuses.

As of now their policy stands as it always has; UNA prohibits guns and weapons of any sort on campus.

UNA Police Chief Bob Pastula said there's a lot more than just allowing students to carry a firearm in their car if they choose. They will also have to address open carry laws in both the classroom and residence halls.

University officials said they are still working to determine just how the laws will affect campus policy. For now they are sticking with their current policy. When classes start on August 21st, students will have to leave their firearms at home.

"Right now, as it stands, the policy at the University of North Alabama, the policy is still in effect that students can't have guns on campus. If they're living in the residence halls, they've signed an agreement to abide by the student code of conduct which also prohibits weapons and the carrying of weapons on campus. So that's what we're sticking with right now and that's what the policy is at the university," said Pastula.

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