OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School teachers in Oklahoma with a gun license will be able to carry firearms into their classrooms with district approval under a bill approved in the state Senate.
The bill passed Tuesday on a 37-7 vote mostly along party lines, with Democrats opposed.
It passed after it was amended to beef up the training requirements, requiring teachers to participate in active-shooter training with local law enforcement.
The proposed new law is optional and would require a local school board approval first.
But Democrats raised several concerns, including the reduction in the number of hours of required training.