A bill signed into law this week will allow certain school employees in Oklahoma to carry guns on school property.
The bill, signed by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, gives school boards the right to designate teachers and school staff to carry handguns on school premises, as long as they’ve undergone armed security guard or reserve peace officer training.
The bill allows school boards to choose a school employee to be trained as an armed security guard or reserve peace officer. The training would be paid for by the school district and allows the designated employee to carry a handgun on school grounds.
Oklahoma school resource officers can carry firearms already but the new bill expands the right to additional school staff.