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The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

A University of Kentucky graduate student has sued the university and others, claiming he was wrongfully fired from his job at the UK Chandler Medical Center because he had a handgun in his car.

Michael Mitchell, who had a permit allowing him to have a concealed weapon, was working as an anesthesia technician at the medical center in April 2009, when he was fired.

Mitchell is studying for a master’s degree in epidemiology. He remains a student at UK and hopes to medical school in the future.

Mitchell says that under Kentucky law he was allowed to keep a licensed gun in his car. School rules prohibit anyone except police and security staff from keeping a gun on campus.

Perhaps Mitchell should consider moving to Arizona to pursue his MD.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer