Tulsa Public Schools receives donation to hire armed security guard

TULSA - New security measures will be in place when Tulsa students return from winter break Monday, TPS school officials said.

Tulsa Public Schools Police Chief Gary Rudick tells 2NEWS the district is ready to implement changes made after a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school where 20 children and six adults were killed.

Due to a donation made to the school district, Tulsa Public Schools hired an additional security guard until the end of the year, Rudick said.

"In this venue, because of what occurred, there have been people that stepped up and said ‘we'd like to give money for security issues' and in one case there has been a request to fund an armed security guard at a school site," Rudick said.

The Tulsa police officers will also make unannounced stops at schools while on patrol.

Tulsa Public Schools security staffs around 80 security guards and officers.

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