LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Because of a charter high school, much of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus will be exempt from a law allowing guns on college campuses in the state.

The state law goes into effect Sept. 1 and allows persons with concealed-carry licenses who take eight hours of extra training to carry weapons on campuses and other places, with exceptions such as football games if a security plan is approved by state police.

However, federal law prohibits guns within 1,000 feet of a public, parochial or private school.

UALR will have eStem High School on campus starting in August and eStem Public Charter Schools CEO told said that the gun free zone will be "as wide as possible."

eStem students focus on science, technology, engineering and math.