Oklahoma higher education task force to look at emergency preparedness

by Silas Allen Modified: January 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm •  Published: February 1, 2013

The new task force will continue to look at how to improve emergency preparedness on campuses around the state, Johnson said. The task force also may arrange campus safety summits, which would include speakers to discuss emergency preparedness.

The task force will also work to prevent any legislation that would allow for guns on college campuses, Johnson said.

Efforts have arisen in the Oklahoma Legislature in recent years to lift a statewide ban on concealed weapons on college campuses. Several bills seeking to ease restrictions on weapons on campus have been filed in recent years, but none have been successful. No bills dealing with guns on campus have been filed for the 2013 legislative session, which begins Monday.

Johnson has staunchly opposed those efforts, saying guns on campus would create a more dangerous environment.


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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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