School safety institute proposed for Oklahoma
BY WAYNE GREENE World Senior Writer
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY -- In response to mass killings in schools, the state director of homeland security is proposing the creation of an Oklahoma School Safety and Security Institute.
The institute would be funded by the Legislature and charged with filling "training gaps identified during Oklahoma's efforts to make schools more safe and secure," according to a presentation by state homeland security Director Kim Carter.
The potential cost of the effort is unknown, Carter's presentation says.
The pitch is one of several to be considered by the Oklahoma Commission on School Safety at its meeting today at the state Capitol.
According to Carter's presentation, the institute would be a "one-stop shop" for training resources for schools, criminal justice agencies and others involved in keeping schools safe.
The commission is scheduled to make its final decisions on a legislative agenda next week.
Read more on this story in Thursday's Tulsa World.