2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-5-149.2. Handgun licenses for school personnel – Training - Immunity.

A. The board of education of a school district may, through a majority vote of the board, designate school personnel who have been issued a handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act to attend an armed security guard training program, as provided for in Section 1750.5 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or a reserve peace officer certification program, as provided for in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, provided and developed by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or limit the board of education of a school district from requiring ongoing education and training.

B. Participation in either the armed security guard training program or the reserve peace officer certification program shall be voluntary and shall not in any way be considered a requirement for continued employment with the school district. The board of education of a school district shall have the final authority to determine and designate the school personnel who will be authorized to obtain and use an armed security guard license or reserve peace officer certification in conjunction with their employment as school personnel.

C. The board of education of a school district that authorizes school personnel to participate in either the armed security guard program or the reserve peace officer program may pay all necessary training, meal and lodging expenses associated with the training.

D. When carrying a firearm pursuant to the provisions of this act, the person shall at all times carry the firearm on his or her person or the firearm shall be stored in a locked and secure location.

E. Any school personnel who have successfully completed either training and while acting in good faith shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for any injury resulting from the carrying of a handgun onto public school property as provided for in this act. Any board of education of a school district or participating local law enforcement agency shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for any injury resulting from any act committed by school personnel who are designated to carry a concealed handgun on public school property pursuant to the provisions of this act.

F. In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the board of education of a school district is authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement entities.

Added by Laws 2015, c. 310, § 3, emerg. eff. May 12, 2015.

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