Judge denies University of Texas professors’ request to ban guns in classrooms

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AUSTIN, Texas – Classes at the University of Texas begin on Wednesday, which is also when students will get their first taste of a new law.

Campus carry in Texas went into effect on Aug. 1, meaning licensed gun owners are legally allowed to carry concealed weapons in the majority of buildings and classrooms on campus.

However, not everyone is supportive of the move.

Three UT professors sued the university in an attempt to keep guns out of their classrooms.

According to KXAN, the professors were seeking “the option of maintaining their academic classrooms as gun-free zones when classes start again on August 24, 2016.”

A Texas judge denied the professors’ request.

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