Arming The Faculty

A post-Virginia Tech initiative in Nevada:

On Thursday, the Nevada Board of Regents gave the go-ahead to four public colleges in the state to develop policies which would still require board approval in September to allow faculty and staff members to become reserve police officers authorized to carry guns ...

"There are lots of other things we need to do" to make campuses more safe, Anthony said, but most of them better lighting, more surveillance, hiring more full-time police officers "are very costly and take a lot more time to implement.... I guarantee you there are people who would like to be in a position to defend themselves and others on campus, and we will be putting more police officers on campus without paying them to be full time."

Glenn Reynolds may move West.