Oklahoma forms commission to evaluate school safety
Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will lead the nonpartisan Oklahoma Commission on School Security. Lamb is a former U.S. Secret Service agent.
State leaders announced Wednesday the members of a new commission that will evaluate school safety statewide in the wake of the elementary school massacre last month in Connecticut.
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Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will lead the nonpartisan Oklahoma Commission on School Security. Lamb is a former U.S. Secret Service agent.
“Our children deserve safe and secure learning environments, and this commission is committed to doing just that,” Lamb said in a statement Wednesday. “Each commission member brings experience from their respective field that will generate ideas and solutions to enhance school security.”
The group will meet first at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in Room 419-C of the Capitol. For more information or to submit ideas, call Lamb's office at 521-2161.
In addition to Lamb, 22 committee members were named:
• Gary Armbruster, principal architect at MA+ Architecture, an Oklahoma City-based firm.
• Phil Armstrong, assistant pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Tulsa.
• Retired Maj. Gen. Lee Baxter, member of the state Board of Education.
• Maj. James Blocker, director of emergency medical services for the Oklahoma City Fire Department.
• Sharon Brady, assistant director of special education for Lawton Public Schools.
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