From the Journal Times: “Gateway dealing with new concealed carry, voter ID laws” — RACINE – The state’s concealed carry law has passed and been signed. So has the voter ID law.

Now the next step happens. They soon go into effect and officials at Gateway Technical College, for one, must figure out how to deal with the implications of the laws.

“We have to go through and revise our existing policies,” said Dennis Sherwood, Gateway’s director of safety and security.

The concealed carry law, making it legal to carry concealed in public places, goes into effect Nov. 1. Sherwood does not yet have any official policy that he will be putting in place, but likely, he will be putting up signs at all doors prohibiting concealed weapons in buildings.

“It’s an educational institution so obviously we are concerned about the learning environment. We want to make sure everyone is comfortable in the learning environment,” Sherwood said. That means no weapons in the classrooms and college buildings, he said.

But outside the classroom, in the parking lot and lawn areas, they don’t have the ability to prohibit weapons, he said.

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