Student says college violated rights by banning protest

May 23, 2008

A college violated some students' constitutional rights by not allowing them to wear empty gun holsters as part of a nationwide protest over campuses' ban on concealed weapons, a student claims.

Brett Poulos said that although he asked permission before last month's demonstration, a Tarrant County College official said empty holsters could not be worn anywhere on campus. Poulos said he was told students could protest only in the "free-speech zone"a 12-by-12-foot concrete platform...

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