Local Principal Glad about Violence Legislation

Friday, March 23rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa Principal attacked by a student is applauding Oklahoma lawmakers for standing up to violence.
The State Senate unanimously passed a bill this week allowing schools to suspend students for a year or more when they threaten someone at school.
The author says something has to be down to stop kids from following through with their threats.
A student attacked East Central High School principal Tom O'Malley a year-and-a-half ago.
O'Malley says the proposal would tighten up on the students who push the limit. "If we had something that lets them know in consequences, in predicaments, you are going to put yourself in or your family in, that would be the key to legislation like this."
The proposal moves on to the house.