TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama will continue its ban on firearms on the campus, with a few exceptions, school officials said.
The university released a revised weapons policy on Friday covering possession of weapons on the campus by students, employees and visitors.
The revised policy, which goes into effect immediately, was issued in response to a new state law that sought to clarify where and how gun owners could carry and transport their firearms.
The school's revised policy generally continues a ban on the possession, transportation and use of firearms and other dangerous weapons, The Tuscaloosa News reported.
University officials say having a gun on campus continues to be a violation of student conduct rules.
"It continues to be a violation of the Student Code of conduct for students to have a gun or dangerous weapons on campus," university spokeswoman Cathy Andreen wrote in an email.
The University of Alabama Police Department does provide temporary storage for firearms lawfully possessed by students at its headquarters, according to the school's policy.
Similar policies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama in Huntsville were also posted Friday afternoon, UA System spokeswoman Kellee Reinhart said. The ban for students includes firearms stored in vehicles, Reinhart said.
Information from: The Tuscaloosa News
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