Monday, June 18, 2018
Public safety

Students to wear empty holsters in protest at USF next week

TAMPA — Some University of South Florida students are expected to wear empty holsters starting Monday during a weeklong protest on campus, the school's police department said.

The students will wear the holsters on top of their clothing in support of allowing people with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns to campus.

The protest will take place at USF's Tampa campus and will run through April 12. Students also were expected to hand out fliers regarding their cause.

Student representatives met with university officials to discuss the protest, "making them aware that we should be making this notification in order to make the community aware of what was going to happen so people would not be taken by surprise next week," said USF police Lt. Charlotte Domingo.

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