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Texas State University concealed hand guns statement

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 21, 2007

The priority of Texas State University-San Marcos is, first and foremost, the safety of our students, faculty and staff. The university does not believe that a campus with more guns is necessarily a safer campus.

Texas State takes the threat of active shooters seriously, and since 2002 has confronted that threat head-on through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center on campus. More than 10,000 patrol officers have undergone training under ALERRT’s Active Shooter Program to safely and effectively respond to and stop an active shooter. Texas State believes that effectively training and preparing law enforcement officers is the best way to deal with this new kind of terrorism that threatens our communities, and will continue to support the ALERRT mission.