Students in several eastern Oklahoma school districts are headed back to class this morning and big changes are ahead as teachers in one of those districts will be able to carry guns in the classroom.
By the end of this week and the beginning of next week, most students in eastern Oklahoma will be back in class and Monday is the start of that wave.
The schools which are back in class Monday include Bearden, Braggs, Copan, Heavener, Oak Grove, Osage and the School for the Blind in Muskogee.
A big change is ahead for students and teachers in Hartshorne, where class are also back in session Monday.
Its school board voted back in June to allow all teachers to carry guns during school and at school events if they are certified by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training and have permission from the superintendent.
Starting this school year, teachers will also see the state-approved pay raises following April's statewide teacher walkout.