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HOUSTON (KTRK) --
The University of Texas now says they will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into the classroom.
This change was recommended by a study panel back in December.
Deciding the campus carry policies has been the most difficult decision of my presidency. Please read the details: https://t.co/zs8uwNrrL6
— Greg Fenves (@gregfenves) February 17, 2016
Texas state law requires all public universities to allow licensed concealed handguns owners in the classroom by August 1, but does give some leeway to schools, allowing for gun-free zones. Concealed carry license holders must carry the gun at all times or keep it securely locked in their vehicle or in a dorm in a gun safe
A letter was sent out by UT President Gregory L. Fenves about campus carry.