The faculty senate at Midwestern State University, which is in Texas, recently passed a resolution requesting that peepholes be installed in their office doors so that they can determine whether students who show up for office hours are brandishing weapons.
I’m not making this up.
Texas, you may recall, is one of those states that passed a law that allows students to show up for office hours with loaded weapons.
I’m not making that up either.
Apparently, the MSU faculty senate does not think that MSU students are bright enough to hide their handguns behind their backs when, intending mahem, they stand before peepholes. While this doesn’t speak well of the students, neither does it reflect well on the faculty senate.
My recommendation to parents of prospective college students is not to send your loved ones to Midwestern State University. Next thing you know the MSU faculty senate will be requesting that gun turrets be installed beneath their peepholes. That could get ugly.
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