SALT LAKE CITY -- A newspaper reports that two University of Utah public safety officers have been placed on paid leave after one made public an order to arrest anyone openly carrying a firearm on campus without a concealed-weapons permit.
University Hospital guard Zachary Wellman tells The Salt Lake Tribune for a Wednesday report that he leaked the document because he thinks university lawyers are going around the Legislature and circumventing state law.
An April memo from university President Michael Young cites campus shootings like the April 2007 slaying of 32 people at Virginia Tech.
It says having weapons in plain sight at the University of Utah fosters fear and intimidation among students and faculty.
Gun rights activists say such a policy violates state law, and The Tribune says legislators are now weighing in.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com