McCullough plans to introduce legislation that would give school teachers and administrators the right to carry firearms in school. Under current law in Oklahoma, it is a felony to possess a gun on school property.
And McCullough explained to KOKH’s Marisa Mendelson that parents
shouldn’t worry because teachers would required to get the same type of
Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certification that police officers have.
So this isn't a 'teachers with carry permits can carry' bill, it's a 'Take LE CLEET training and then you can carry in school' bill.
I just love this objection:
Oklahoma parent Tom Jones, however, wasn’t comforted by McCullough’s assurances.
“I don’t believe that’s the answer, I really don’t,” Jones insisted.
“I’d have to ask, how are you going to screen the teachers? How do you
know you don’t have a mentally ill person?”
Um, because they've already been through the teacher screening? And if that's not good enough for you, how much more screening should teachers have before they're in the classroom in the first place?
I like this better, personally:
Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey is also on board with McCullough’s plan, but he said that he would allow any teacher with a concealed-carry permit to bring firearms into the school without additional training.
“When citizens have the liberty to protect themselves, they will do so, and they will do so responsibly,” Shortey told The Oklahoman.
You'll note, if you read the comments, that the place is infested with socialists, democrats and gun bigots; piles of invective, and not much else.