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Fake Guns in Schools

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Oklahoma--

Sparking debate this morning, lawmakers in Oklahoma want to make it illegal to punish students who make their "food" look like a gun, but the proposal has parents up in arms.

State representative Sally Kern is pushing for the "common sense zero tolerance bill", which would make it illegal to punish students for crafting food into the shape of a gun.

While most parents agree on that part of the measure, they don't agree on the rest of the bill.

The policy would allow kids to take toy guns or weapons to school, as long as they're smaller than five inches, and made of plastic or wood snap together building blocks.

Kern says toy guns meeting the criteria do *not* look like real guns or pose any real danger. But many parents say the classroom is no place for a gun of *any* kind.

Oklahoma lawmakers will tackle the bill at the start of the legislative session starting next month.


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