Okla. House Resurrects Bill To Arm School Teachers - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Okla. House Resurrects Bill To Arm School Teachers

Posted: Updated:

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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pair of homes raided by Comanche Co. Sheriff's Department

    Pair of homes raided by Comanche Co. Sheriff's Department

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:55:42 GMT
    Two Lawton homes were raided by the Comanche Co. Sheriff’s Department Tuesday.
    Two Lawton homes were raided by the Comanche Co. Sheriff’s Department Tuesday.
  • City pays settlement to former LPD chief and officer

    City pays settlement to former LPD chief and officer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:35:58 GMT
    News- LPDNews- LPD
    The Lawton City Council approved a financial settlement in lawsuits filed by former police chief, Ronnie Smith, and former police officer, Robert Puccino Jr., for wrongful termination.  
    The Lawton City Council approved a financial settlement in lawsuits filed by former police chief, Ronnie Smith, and former police officer, Robert Puccino Jr., for wrongful termination.  
  • City: Progress being made at LPD

    City: Progress being made at LPD

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:50:35 GMT
    LAWTON, Okla._ City officials say it has taken longer than originally anticipated to put new policies in place within the Lawton Police Department.
    LAWTON, Okla._ City officials say it has taken longer than originally anticipated to put new policies in place within the Lawton Police Department.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.