The Oklahoma House approves a bill to give school teachers the right to arm themselves in class.
The Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act passed the House late Tuesday on a 68-23 vote.
The measure would give school districts the option to allow teachers to have guns in class. The districts would each have to pay for the 120-hours of training for teachers.
The measure now heads to the state Senate for a vote.
The bill is opposed by many teachers and education officials, who have raised safety and liability concerns over bringing firearms into schools.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.