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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Liberty University President Jerry Falwell's encouragement of an armed campus is causing concern among Virginia high schools that use the Christian school's facilities for athletic and other events.

The Virginia High School League issued a statement Friday outlining the concerns. It said some schools are questioning the use of Liberty's athletic facilities for football state championships.

Earlier this month, Falwell encouraged students and staff at Liberty to seek concealed carry permits during a widely attended campus address. He cited the mass killings in San Bernardino, California.

Since then, hundreds of students have taken a gun safety course offered by campus police.

The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1UNYIU0 ) reports that the VHSL said some schools have threatened to boycott the state debate championship in April.

No decision has been made.

Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/

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