K-State preschool finds loophole in concealed carry law


MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) — Kansas State University’s Center for Child Development has found a way to prevent guns in its facility, despite a controversial law requiring state universities to allow guns on campus beginning July 1.

The center will conduct a background check on anyone who needs inside and ask parents to acknowledge weapons aren’t allowed there. Visitors and emergency contacts also have to complete the forms in order to enter the building. They’ll also be given a photo ID card and an access code to get in.

“My child’s safety is one of the very most things that’s important to me especially in choosing a childcare facility,” parent Erin Pennington said. “So, I think it’s wonderful to know that they’re in a safe environment during the day when I can’t be with them.”

A university official says these rules will ensure the security of the building while complying with state law.

“We have to go before the Kansas Board of Regents and explain the reasons why we want to exclude this building and what the process was going to be for us to go through that,” said Jeffery Morris, K-State spokesman.

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