UI Stops Sharing Gun-Permit Info with Police; May Resume
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa temporarily has halted its sharing of information with local law enforcement about students who apply for gun permits.
University officials told The Gazette on Thursday that they will be consulting with federal officials for guidance on confidentiality rules.
The Des Moines Register first reported the university was sharing information normally kept confidential as required by the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
In some cases information on failing grades may have been included or information about depression or anger issues.
A university lawyer says forms signed by gun permit applicants at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office lets the university share that information with the Sheriff’s office.