IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa temporarily has halted its sharing of information with local law enforcement about students who apply for gun permits.
University officials said Thursday that they will consult with federal officials for guidance on confidentiality rules.
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 said forms signed by gun permit applicants at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office lets the university share that information with the Sheriff's Office. — AP
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