May 10, 2008

Juniata College moves to armed security on campus

The Juniata College Board of Trustees voted April 19 to begin the process of arming its Safety and Security Services Department. Juniata is a Church of the Brethren college in Huntingdon, Pa., and hosts the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, one of the oldest peace studies programs in the country.

The Church of the Brethren is one of the three Historic Peace Churches, along with the Mennonites and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Juniata is the second Church of the Brethren school to make such a decision following Bridgewater (Va.) College, which for the past six years has employed sworn law enforcement officers who are permitted to carry guns on campus. read press release from Newsline and Juniata.