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.