The chairman of the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee says he has no plans to give a hearing to a bill that would allow trained teachers to carry guns in public schools.
Sen. John Ford (R-Bartlesville) told the Associated Press Monday his committee will not take up the bill this session.
The measure passed in the House by a vote of 68-23.
Ford hasn't offered an explanation for his decision.
The deadline for the bill to have a hearing in a Senate committee is this week.
It could potentially be heard by a different committee, but Ford says that's unlikely.
The measure would have authorized the state's school districts to allow trained teachers to carry firearms in public school classrooms.