The University said they will have increased security throughout the campus and have closed the library, student center and bookstore as a precaution.
Ohio law permits citizens to openly carry firearms on public property, including Kent State University, but Kent State policy prohibits faculty, staff and students from possessing firearms on university property. Firearms and also prohibited inside all university buildings, according to a school statement.
Kaitlin Bennett tweeted about the increased school security measures on Saturday.
If @KentState thinks guns make us less safe, then why is there so much enhanced security at the school today with... guns? Thanks for proving my point that guns actually make us safer. Now let's pass #CampusCarryNow. #KSUOpenCarryWalk