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Eastern Florida State College Changes Gun Policy Following Shooting in Parking Lot

Posted on the 07 February 2014 by Mikeb302000
Local news with video Eastern Florida State College has changed its policy to allow guns that are secured in cars following a shooting in the parking lot last week The school did not previously allow guns in cars, despite an appeals court ruling in December that recognized the students' right to have them. Landrick Hamilton, 24, said he shot another man in self-defense as he was being attacked Thursday. Amado Contreras, 25, was hospitalized in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. The new policy allowing guns has not been written yet, but it will apply only to cars in the parking lot, with the gun secure and out of sight. Several students told WESH 2 News they support the policy change. "I saw the guy getting beat down. The gun practically saved his life," said student Rio Gonzalez.

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