Campus Concealed Carry - Texas SB 11
Texas SB 11 (Campus Concealed Carry) does not go into effect for community college campuses until August 1, 2017.
Therefore, in accordance with Section 30.06 of the Texas Penal Code and Wharton County Junior College Board policy, the display or possession of firearms on any Wharton County Junior College campus is currently prohibited.
I will be consulting with the board of trustees, students, faculty and staff in the near future to create reasonable rules and regulations regarding the carrying of concealed weapons on WCJC campuses. Considerations of SB 11 include:
- The nature of the student population
- Safety concerns
- Uniqueness qualities and locations of WCJC campuses
Forums, surveys and town halls will occur during the 2015-2016 academic year. Please check your college email and official college social media accounts for updates during the year.
I look forward to working with the entire college community on this important issue.
Betty A. McCrohan