In a statment issued this week, Clark Atlanta University President Ronald A. Johnson said that despite the so-called campus carry bill becoming law, CAU would remain gun-free.
“Clark Atlanta University is a private institution that does not permit the possession or use of weapons on its campus, University properties or at University events,” said Johnson in his statement. “The May 4, 2017, passage and signing of Georgia House Bill 280, commonly referred to as the “Campus Carry Bill,” in no way alters Clark Atlanta’s position on prohibiting weapons on its campus or at campus-controlled activities. Simply put, the use and possession of weapons is neither permissible nor tolerated at Clark Atlanta University.”
The news release cited articles prohibited according to the university’s Student Code of Conduct (Student Handbook, Page 93-94):
- Intentional possession of a dangerous article … that may be used to injure or cause discomfort to any person;
- Possession of firearms, ammunition, shell casings, BB guns, air guns, airsoft guns, fireworks, incendiary devices, explosives and items that resemble a firearm; and
- Possession of weapons, including, but not limited to, knives with a blade of three inches or longer (excluding University-issued culinary knives), brass knuckles, swords and items that resemble a weapon.
- Any behavior inconsistent with the Code of Conduct, whether on campus or off campus, is prohibited and constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
- All students (including online students) are subject to the Student Code of Conduct and the University has the authority to proceed with the Conduct Review Process at any time after the student has been accepted to the University, even after a student leaves, withdraws and/or graduates.