Clayton State University's Department of Public Safety has released a notice regarding electroshock weapons on campus.
To Clayton State University’s faculty and staff---
Subject: Electroshock Weapons
In the most recent legislative session, Governor Deal signed legislation that permits any person who is 18 years of age or older, or who is currently enrolled in classes on the campus in question, to possess and carry an electroshock weapon while in any building or real property owned or leased by technical schools, colleges or universities, provided that the weapon may only be used in self defense or in defense of others (O.C.G.A. 16-11-127.1)
Electroshock weapons are defined as any commercially available device that is powered by electrical charging units and designed exclusively to be capable of incapacitating a person by electrical charge, including, but not limited to, a stun gun or taser.
This law was effective on July 1, 2016. There is no requirement of a weapons permit to carry these devices. No campus property is exempt, including student housing facilities. There is no training requirement or requirement that the devices have to be concealed when being carried.
Contact Public Safety if you have any questions about this new legislation. Thanks.
Chief of Police
Clayton State University