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Oklahoma House OKs handguns in schools by trained personnel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin's desk is the next stop for legislation that allows a school district to designate a school worker with firearms training to carry a handgun on school property.

The Oklahoma House voted 82-12 for the Senate-passed measure Wednesday and sent it to Fallin to be signed into law.

The bill by Republican Rep. Jeff Coody of Grandfield says a school district's board of education can designate a school employee to attend an armed security guard training program or reserve peace officer program and pay for the training.

Supporters say the measure would provide some protection from an armed intruder who posed a threat to children. Opponents expressed concern the legislation waives liability for any harm done by the armed school worker.

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House Bill 2014: http://bit.ly/1zMSPR6

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