CU tells faculty no class cancellations over guns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano is telling faculty embers they have no right to cancel classes if one of their students is lawfully carrying a gun.

The warning comes a day after Professor Jerry Peterson said he plans to cancel class if he ever learns any of his students are carrying firearms.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera DiStefano warned Tuesday that any faculty members who do so will be in violation of their contracts and could face disciplinary action.

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that students with conceal-carry permits are allowed to bring guns into classrooms and labs.

Peterson said Tuesday he still stands by his classroom policy because a student with a gun would be a classroom distraction.


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  • by Ed Location: GJ on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    How would a CONCEALED weapon be a distraction?
  • by Nun on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    If anyone of them cancel a class because a student is legally carring a gun then the SOB should be fired. Denying the constitutional rights of an American should also carry a jail sentence.
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      by Nice on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM in reply to Nun
      Unless they are getting a government pay check, then it ought to be a "hanging" offense. There's some sort of Federal crime having to do with denial of rights under the color of authority. (But of course, like most crimes that only government employees can commit, it's really hard to have anyone prosecuted for it. )
  • by Fire Patterson on Aug 22, 2012 at 08:59 AM
    Professor Jerry Peterson. This is simple, just extinguish that "ember". One less jerk on the payroll.
  • by Best Description Ever on Aug 22, 2012 at 08:58 AM
    KKCO, you win my award for the best description I've ever read of academics. Your, "faculty embers", clearly and succinctly describes these dimming creatures. (Oh you didn't mean that, you just couldn't even competently paste the AP story on to your web site?)
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