University discloses students’ grades, disciplinary history when they apply for gun permits
The University of Iowa may have broken federal guidelines by sharing with the local sheriff’s department private information about students who apply for campus gun permits.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, public universities are required to keep secret personal information on students, such as their grades and addresses. But Iowa has been sending personal information regarding students who apply for campus gun permits to the sheriff’s office.
That information includes whether students received bad grades, or were exhibiting signs of depression or anger.