Teachers, Administrators Weigh In On 'Guns In Classrooms' Debate - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

OK Teachers, Administrators Weigh In On 'Guns In Classrooms' Debate

Posted: Updated:
Oklahoma state Rep. Mark McCullough said he's introduce legislation allowing teachers to arm themselves. The idea, is not a new one. Oklahoma state Rep. Mark McCullough said he's introduce legislation allowing teachers to arm themselves. The idea, is not a new one.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

As the debate heats up on whether to arm teachers in the classroom, school administrators and teachers are weighing in on the conversation.

"There's are so many things that could go wrong," says local teacher Emmett Brotherton.

"I think putting a loaded gun at a school is a bad idea," says Steven Crawford, Executive Director of the Cooperative Council Oklahoma School Administration.

This week, State Rep. Mark McCullough said he's introduce legislation allowing teachers to arm themselves. The idea, is not a new one.

12/12/2012 Related Story: Obama Demands Action By Leaders, Task Force To Reduce Gun Violence

In the small town of Harrold Texas, the district 25 school employees are allowed to have a conceal weapon.

"What we know about shooters is they're not going to places that are protected," says Harrold, TX Superintendent David Thweat.

Thweat says since Friday's shooting in Newtown, CT., he's been getting calls from school districts all over the country now exploring the option on arming educators.

OKC School Superintendent Karl Springer is not in favor of arming teachers. Springer says increases funds for more law enforcement at school is a better idea.

12/19/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Musician Writes Song Of Hope For Newtown Victims

  • NewsMore>>

  • Retired Oklahoma Paramedic Scammed By Predatory Lender

    Retired Oklahoma Paramedic Scammed By Predatory Lender

    Brian Martin says he received an unsolicited call from a South Carolina phone number last Friday. Martin says that call came two days after he scanned the internet for a $300 to $400 loan.Brian Martin says he received an unsolicited call from a South Carolina phone number last Friday. Martin says that call came two days after he scanned the internet for a $300 to $400 loan.
    A retired Lincoln County Paramedic looking for extra cash says he got scammed by a predatory lender.More >>
    A retired Lincoln County Paramedic looking for extra cash says he got scammed by a predatory lender.More >>
  • Police To Allow Media To View Mixon Security Video

    Police To Allow Media To View Mixon Security Video

    Norman Police refuse to provide copies of the video that allegedly shows an altercation between OU running back Joe Mixon, and OU Junior Amelia Molitor from late July. Norman Police refuse to provide copies of the video that allegedly shows an altercation between OU running back Joe Mixon, and OU Junior Amelia Molitor from late July.
    The media received an open invitation by Norman Police to view that alleged assault video of OU running back Joe Mixon. But, it was made clear no cameras or any other recording devices are allowed. So that means the public won't be allowed to see it yet, and a media law expert calls that an absurd twisting of the Open Records Law.More >>
    The media received an open invitation by Norman Police to view that alleged assault video of OU running back Joe Mixon. But, it was made clear no cameras or any other recording devices are allowed. So that means the public won't be allowed to see it yet, and a media law expert calls that an absurd twisting of the Open Records Law.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.