Missouri State Bans Drones
(Springfield, MO) — There will no longer be any drones flying around Missouri State University’s campus. The university recently announced a ban on unauthorized drones. Anyone who is caught flying a drone on campus without permission will be disciplined by the university and could also be punished under state and federal laws. Those who wish to fly drones on the campus for research purposes will have to get permission from the university. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the policy was approved October 3rd by university president Clif Smart. University attorney Jeff Mitchell says the policy was shaped by Federal Aviation Administration guidance and was designed to ensure the safety and privacy of people on the university’s Springfield, Mountain Grove and West Plains campuses.