A teacher at the University of Utah forced her gun-carrying students to stand in a small taped-off square with no chairs or tables–in spite of the fact that Utah protects the right to carry on campus.

U.S. News reports:

The graduate assistant’s “Second Amendment zone,” had it been implemented, would have violated state law.

“Concealed carry is protected under your Second Amendment rights,” the teaching assistant acknowledges in the syllabus. “However, because the University of Utah reserves the right to restrict elements of the First Amendment on campus to specifically sanctioned ‘free speech zones’ I am reserving the right to restrict elements of the Second Amendment in my own classroom.

“If you feel that it is somehow at all appropriate to bring a gun to class (hint: it is not — this is absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior), you are restricted to spending your time in class in my ‘Second Amendment zone’ a 3×3 taped square on the floor in the very back of the classroom, that will be shared with all other gun carriers.”

Individual departments at the University of Utah review course syllabi and “are expected to comply with all university policies,” Nelson said.

While the teacher has been removed from the classroom, it appears the university has declined to fire her for trampling students’ rights.

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