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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 12:43 PM

An Oklahoma school district will soon have six pistol-packing teachers in its classrooms.

The Wilson Public Schools has a half-dozen staffers training for concealed carry permits in a bid to protect students from violent predators, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

"I'm sure there will be more — we have a lot of rural schools in Oklahoma," Ginger Tinney, executive director of Professional Oklahoma Educators, a non-union, nonpartisan association, told the Free Beacon.

"It would take a long time for law enforcement to get there. We know what happens when they don't. Children die."

More schools are expected to follow the lead of the Wilson district, which includes Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs.

Student safety has been in the forefront since Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012, in which 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza shot dead 20 children and six adult staff members.

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An Oklahoma school district will soon have six pistol-packing teachers in its classrooms.
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