Q Does Mississippi law allow an individual with an “enhanced conceal/carry permit” to carry a concealed weapon on a Mississippi public school campus? If so, may a school adopt a policy prohibiting such concealed carry in portions of the school that are not considered to be open to the general public?

A Mississippi law does allow an individual with an “enhanced conceal/carry permit” to carry a concealed weapon on a Mississippi public school campus, but the school may restrict individuals to parts of the campus generally open to the public. The school may, in its discretion, refuse access to an armed, enhanced license holder to a non-public area of the school, such as for a meeting with a teacher or administrator. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Cantrell, October 1, 2013)