David Finnie, Wright State University police chief, remined students, staff and faculty on Monday that they are not allowed to carry guns on campus. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

WSU reinforces gun policy as Cedarville U. considers concealed carry

Wright State University’s police chief is reminding people that concealed carry is prohibited on the Fairborn campus as another nearby school considers allowing it.

Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 199 last December, giving each college’s board of trustees the autonomy to prohibit or allow concealed carry on campus.

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WSU has installed signs on campus informing people that guns are prohibited in all campus buildings and that concealed carry is also not allowed, police chief David Finnie said in an email to campus.

Students, faculty and staff are allowed to store firearms in the trunk of their car though, Finnie said in the email.

While members of the WSU community are not allowed to carry firearms on campus, individuals who are not enrolled and do not work at WSU are allowed to carry a weapon openly in outdoor, public spaces on campus, Finnie said.

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He asked people to contact campus police if they see someone carrying on campus.

Finnie’s reminder comes as Cedarville University, just 20 miles east of Wright State, is considering allowing concealed carry on campus. Cedarville’s board of trustees is expected to make a decision in May, according to a statement released by the university.

Cedarville trustees will consider a concealed carry proposal after students and faculty expressed support through a campus survey and town hall meeting, according to the university.

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