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Weapons on Campus FAQs

What type of permit does someone need to hold in order to carry a weapon legally on campus?

On March, 2014, The State of Idaho passed SB 1254 into law. This law permits individuals who are qualified retired law enforcement officers under Idaho Statute 18-3302H, or who hold an “enhanced” concealed carry license under Idaho Statute 18-3302K, to legally carry concealed weapons...

What is considered “concealed” in terms of weapons?

A “concealed weapon” means a weapon which is carried upon one’s person and is not in plain view or discernable by ordinary observation....

Where does a weapon need to be in order to be legally considered “concealed”? Can a weapon be in a backpack or purse, or does it need to be directly on a person’s body or within reaching distance of the person?

The law does not expressly state where a weapon needs to be in order to be considered “concealed.” As noted above, the weapon cannot be in plain view or discernable by ordinary observation. Further, the weapon must be on the license holder’s person or in close proximity as to...

What constitutes an unconcealed firearm?

If any part of a concealed weapon is in plain view or discernable by another person by ordinary observation, the weapon is not considered concealed. This may be a violation of the law and is a violation of CWI policy. Campus security should be notified when a person has failed to conceal his/her...

What should be done if it is suspected someone is carrying a concealed weapon?

If you suspect someone is carrying a weapon, but there is not a perceived threat and the weapon is not visible, then there is no need to take any actions.

What should be done if someone feels intimidated by any person they believe is carrying a weapon?

If there is not an immediate threat, we would ask you to contact campus security; if there is an immediate threat, then you should contact 911.

Will CWI have armed security officers?

No—CWI will not have armed security guards. Your safety is of the utmost importance. If you feel you are in imminent danger, please call 911. Please report other concerns to campus security, who will call the police if necessary....

Is there going to be a storage location for weapons?

No—CWI will not have a storage facility on any of the campus locations. Individuals choosing to concealed carry will be responsible for weapons and their concealment at all times....

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