Oklahoma bill allowing worker to carry gun in schools heads to governor

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill that would allow for an armed security guard in Oklahoma schools. Tulsa’s Channel 8 News reports:

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.

Read the rest of the story and the bill text at Tulsa’s Channel 8 News.