- Associated Press - Monday, February 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing a plan to help local school districts pursue safety upgrades like storm shelters, safe rooms and precautions against active shooters.

Fallin presented the plan on Monday as she delivered her State of the State speech on the opening day of the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature.

The need for storm shelters in Oklahoma’s public schools has been discussed since a massive tornado struck Moore in May, killing seven students at Plaza Towers Elementary School.

Fallin says she supports House Joint Resolution 1092, a constitutional amendment that would allow every school district to pursue a one-time increase in bonding capacity to fund upgrades like storm shelters.

Fallin says it’s a responsible plan for improving safety and security at Oklahoma schools without the need for new taxes and mandates.



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