Progress???IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Board of Regents approved a proposal Wednesday morning to allow campus police to carry guns.
The board meeting in Iowa City approved the change 6 to 2. The change impacts the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa and is part of an overall security plan review.
Regents Michael Gartner and Rose Vasquez opposed the plan, with Gartner saying larger problems on Iowa's campuses involve alcohol and drugs, which cannot be addressed by giving guns to campus officers.
No word yet on how soon the change will take effect.
The review was ordered after the campus shootings at Virginia Tech in April.