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Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said Oklahoma is at the forefront of resolving mass shootings in schools with a new executive order that will protect students’ state and Second Amendment rights while making students safer.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Stitt unveiled details of an executive order known as “Mission SOS” or “Secure Oklahoma Schools” and stressed the importance of resolving mental health issues leading to mass shootings as well as law enforcement. Execute and train properly trained teachers to handle them if a mass shooting situation arises.

“First, I do not believe you can put our Constitution in the attic and you can ignore the Second Amendment simply because it is politically motivated or because someone in the White House wants to remove a part of our Constitution. Said.

“That’s why it’s there. It’s the highest law of the land,” he added. “As Oklahomans we are going to defend our constitutional rights and as Governor I represent a total of 4 million Oklahomans and we overwhelmingly support gun ownership and the Second Amendment.”

Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt explained the new executive order on mass shooting in schools in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Brandon Gillespie on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt explained the new executive order on mass shooting in schools in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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Stitt explained that after seeing the reaction of law enforcement agencies to the deaths of 19 students and two teachers in a recent mass shooting incident at a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, he called his team and began drafting an executive order aimed at preventing similar ones. The situation in Oklahoma.

The Executive Order refers to law enforcement training requiring all Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS), as well as Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certified officers to successfully complete DPS-approval and CLEET. -Accredited Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response is provided within a specific date based on training or location.

All CLEET-certified elementary academies in the state are also required to include training in their programs by January 23 next year.

The Oklahoma School Security Institute (OSSI), in coordination with the DPS, is required by executive order to provide annual risk and vulnerability estimates to “every public and private elementary and secondary school” and to make recommendations at no cost to increase school safety. School or school district.

The Rob Elementary School symbol is covered with flowers and gifts at the site of the May mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers on June 17, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

The Rob Elementary School symbol is covered with flowers and gifts at the site of the May mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers on June 17, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
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In addition, this order provides training opportunities for academic professionals on how to anticipate mental health challenges with students who work every day, to avoid such challenges that could lead to situations that put other students at risk. Behavioral Risk Assessment and Management (BTAM) Training will be provided to every academic in the state by July 2023.

The order will run the use of the “Rave Panic Button” utility by September 2022, the app will be available on all teachers’ phones, which will immediately notify all surrounding law enforcement departments of an emergency to ensure a timely response.

“We want to take practical action today in Oklahoma to protect our citizens, to ensure that law enforcement has the proper training, proper funding, and all the resources and tools they need,” Stitt said. “We want to keep technology in school districts to make sure our teachers are well-prepared and that they can identify behavioral issues.”

When asked how the executive order could prevent mass shootings in the future, Stitt stressed the importance of proper education, as well as family values ​​at home. He acknowledged that there were some “social problems” that had not been addressed by any law, but he acknowledged that he would continue to look at the education system and how homes in Oklahoma “teach good and bad.”

Law enforcement personnel fled the scene of a suspicious shooting on May 24, 2022, near Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, USA.

Law enforcement personnel fled the scene of a suspicious shooting on May 24, 2022, near Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, USA.
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Stitt hopes Oklahoma will set an example to the rest of the country by ordering how to keep people safe while protecting Second Amendment rights.

The State Office on Wednesday filed an executive order with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.