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Ohio Teachers Will be Trained to Deal with Active School Shooters
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:21:17 PM - Monroe Ohio

By Joel Thompson

In wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident, Attorney General Mike DeWine plans to have an active shooter training course available to teachers. DeWine said, “The reality is that, with an active shooter, first responders many times do not get there until someone is killed, you know the people who are going to have to deal with it one way or another are teachers. We want, for those teachers who want that information, to give them that information.”

DeWine thinks that we should also arm someone in schools. At a press conference he said “If I was on a school board ... I would seriously consider having someone in that school, who may be an ex-police officer, someone who has significant training, someone who had access to a gun in school."

“But you would have to be very careful about it. I’m not saying everyone in the school should be armed but someone who knows what they are doing and who has that gun under lock and key and can get to it instantly out of their office. That’s something I would at least debate and talk about.”

DeWine said the Department of Education and his office will work at getting the roughly 400 school administrators who have as of yet failed to file a school-safety plan to do so. This would put schools in compliance with a law that was passed in 2007.

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