Campus News

Proposal for faculty and staff police force in Nevada struck down

Selected faculty and staff members in the Nevada university system will not form an auxiliary police force after the board of regents rejected the proposal, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The proposition, suggested after the Virginia Tech shooting, would have allowed faculty and staff members, who completed a 21-week police academy training program and underwent psychological and background checks, to have concealed weapons on campus. The board defeated the proposal by a vote of 8 to 5, The Rebel Yell, student newspaper for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas reported.