AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says university professors could face disciplinary action if they don’t allow handguns to be brought into their classrooms.READ MORE: Homicide Detectives Identify Jose Sifuentes Jr., 18, As Man Killed At Overlook Ranch Apartments
Paxton’s court filing this week was part of a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought last month by three professors at the University of Texas at Austin seeking to block the so-called campus carry law, which took effect August 1.
Texas has allowed licensed concealed handguns in public since 1995 but had previously made college buildings off limits.READ MORE: Second Group Of Traveling Nurses And Medical Staff Arrive In North Texas
Three professors are asking a judge to put the law on hold. Sociology professor Jennifer Lynn Glass, and English professors Lisa Moore and Mia Carter, are all educators at the University of Texas at Austin.
They argue the law is too vague for them to know if and how they might be punished if armed students are kept out of their classrooms.MORE NEWS: Most Of The $800 Billion In PPP Loans Did Not Go To Workers, New Study Finds
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