Would you want your child to be protected like this while they’re at school? These Oklahoma Public Schools think teachers should defend their students with deadly force.
OKAY, Oklahoma – Okay Public Schools in Wagoner County could be setting a new trend with its policy on firearms.
The district now allows teachers and staff members to legally carry guns on school grounds. It is one of the first school systems in the state to do so.
About 400 students attend Okay Elementary, Junior High and High School.
Superintendent Charles McMahan spoke exclusively with News On 6, saying small districts like his don’t have the luxury of having campus police officers.
In fact, only one Wagoner County Sheriff’s deputy patrols the entire town of Okay.
“If something were to ever happen and I didn’t try to defend my kids, I couldn’t live with that,” McMahan says. “That’s kind of why we put this in place.”
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