Issue brought up in House amendment.
A state House amendment to a Senate bill would allow teachers and other school personnel to carry guns, if they're properly certified. School districts could decide whether to allow it.
The amendment was added to a CLEET-related bill run by Representative Todd Thomsen of Ada. He said he who worries about what would happen to his daughters, if they were caught in a school shooting.
"With no other thing but just to say: 'duck and hope.' I might want that option for that teacher to have something at her disposal, to fight back."
Opponents, like Representative Jerry McPeak of Warner, argue it could lead to unintentional tragedies.
"When these guns are used and these children are accidentally shot, accidentally killed. When the flesh is accidentally ripped from their bodies, and they are dead, you're going to have a smaller class size."
Both the amendment and the bill were approved, but now the bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
(Rep. Todd Thomsen, (R) - Ada.)
(Rep. Jerry McPeak, (D) - Warner.)