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UNA board makes adjustments to weapons policy

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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

Board of Trustees with the University of North Alabama held their quarterly meeting Monday on campus.  

Among the topics discussed was gun policy on campus. The board made minor adjustments to the policy to bring it current with state law, but as it stands, guns and weapons of any kind are prohibited on campus.  

Over the last few months, UNA Police Chief Bob Pastula and other campus officials have addressed the changes in the state law and how it affects campus policy.

After talking with local law enforcement and officials at other colleges and universities in the state, UNA officials deemed their policy still applies and is within the limits of the law.

Leaders say their number one priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

"Back in 1992, our board was very visionary at the time and really developed a very comprehensive policy which still serves us very well," said VP of Student Affairs, David Shields. "So what we've done is make very minor modifications to the policy as it relates to the law, but our policy of no weapons on campus is going to continue and our board supported that."

UNA's weapons policy is printed in the university's student handbook [Read it here: http://bit.ly/17Er5My].

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