Lawmakers set definition for schools

State Senator Bill Avery is looking for a better definition of the word “school.” Senator Avery has introduced a bill that would define college campuses as “schools” so they would be included in a ban of firearms on school grounds in Nebraska.
“When this body passed the concealed carry legislation in 2006, most people beleived and I beleived it was the intent of the legislature to include colleges and Universities in that definition of schools.”
Avery cites a recent case at UNL in which two people walked across campus with rifles. Avery says charges were filed, but eventually were dropped because of an interpretation of the word “school.”