OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign into law four school safety bills that were introduced after last year's elementary school shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn.
The four bills would establish a school safety institute and tells schools to run intruder drills, report firearms found on campus and share their emergency plans with local emergency responders. The bills came from a committee convened to study the problem after a man killed 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Connecticut in December.
School officials and law enforcement officers from around the state say the bills could provide valuable attention and a starting spot, but they say the bills won't change much of how they currently deal with safety.
The bills met near-universal praise in the state legislature.
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