Okla. House Resurrects Bill To Arm School Teachers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A plan to allow specially
trained armed teachers in public school classrooms has been resurrected
in the Oklahoma House.
The author of the proposal, Sapulpa Republican Rep.
Mark McCullough, attached the proposal as an amendment Thursday to a
separate bill. The House voted 47-24 to accept the amendment.
McCullough has pushed the idea of allowing teachers
and other school employees to bring weapons into schools if they
receive specialized training from the Council on Law Enforcement
Education and Training.
The House earlier this session voted 68-23 for the
bill, but the chairman of the Senate Education Committee declined to
hear it. Bartlesville Republican Sen. John Ford said at the time he
deferred to the recommendations of a school safety task force formed in
the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.
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