Some Security Officers Will Be Armed At Quinnipiac U

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Quinnipiac University is beefing up security by arming some of its campus public safety officers.

Officials at the Hamden school say they will arm senior officers this semester to improve safety.

Mark Thompson, Quinnipiac’s executive vice president and provost, wrote in a memo that the school also will offer active shooter training to members of the university community.

University leaders say they’ve been discussing the idea for a few years and it’s not in response to recent incidents elsewhere.

A Connecticut man has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges after authorities say he carried two loaded handguns at the University of New Haven last month.

The campus was locked down more than four hours.

In November, a student in a Halloween costume prompted a lockdown and police response at Central Connecticut State University.

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