Foghorn News to host ‘campus carry’ forum

Event seeks to educate about law, DMC’s gun-free zones

The Foghorn News wants to make sure students are aware of the rules surrounding the new campus carry law that takes effect at Del Mar College in the fall. The student newspaper plans to host a panel discussion on the issue from 12:30-2 p.m. on April 18 in Wolfe Recital Hall. Students, employees and members of the public are welcome to attend.
The forum will be moderated by Foghorn Editor-in-Chief Natalie Murphy and will feature DMC President Mark Escamilla, Colligate High School Principal Tracie Rodriguez, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Beth Lewis, Interim Chief of Security Lauren White, CCPD Captain Billy Breedlove, and Augustin Rivera Jr., who serves as the general counsel for DMC.
The event will serve as an opportunity for students and community members who have questions regarding the new procedures and what will happen in case of emergencies. Topics to be covered include the state law as well as areas DMC has designated as gun-free zones.
“It will be a good opportunity for students to come and ask questions and become more informed,” Murphy said.
Murphy noted that the forum will not be a political one and will only answer questions about the law, which has been in effect at four-year public universities in Texas since fall 2016.
“We encourage people to come and ask questions about the law,” Murphy said. “We will also be live streaming the forum and answering questions from Facebook and Twitter.”
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