Lamb: "Our constituents are K through 12th graders."
The idea of having CLEET-certified teachers packing firearms in school classrooms might sound easy, but Tulsa Public Schools Campus Police Chief Gary Rudick says it's very complicated.
"There are a lot of issues to consider before you do that. There are liability issues, legality issues, training issues and labor issues of those unions involved," Rudick told KTOK.
Rudick says he thinks mutual training between law enforcement and educators is best.
Rudick's one of 22 members of the Oklahoma Commission on School Security, which had its first meeting at the State Capitol, on Tuesday.
Maj. General Lee Baxter (retired) is a member of the State Board of Education. He wants to hear about school secuity measures already in place around the state.
"Tulsa has a twenty-three person campus police force. What does Norman have? What does Lawton have? What's the baseline we ought to be looking at? To me, that baseline is physical security."
The commission plans to meet several times, to ultimately make recommendations on school safety for legislators to consider.
The commission is chaired by Lt. Goverrnor Todd Lamb.
"Our constituents are K through 12th graders. They're not with us today. They're in math class. They're taking spelling tests. They're playing dodgeball. They're not worried about the issues we shall address over the next few weeks. Nor should they be," Lamb said.
(Members of the Oklahoma Commission on School Security meet at the State Capitol.)