Quote of the Day | June 11, 2018

“We know how serious the issue of suicide is and how prevalent it is becoming across the country. It is important for us to be proactive to empower our teachers and staff with the best training we can as opposed to pretending this isn’t a problem our students and families struggle with.”

– Charlie Hannema, Broken Arrow Public Schools spokesman, speaking on a district initiative that aims to help administrators and teachers learn how to prevent suicides [Tulsa World].


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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