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Ohio's GOP Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing for Armed Teachers

Governor DeWine signals his support for it

Republican state lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday that empowers local boards of education to allow teachers to carry a gun in the classroom.

Under current law, a teacher would need consent of a board plus more than 700 hours of training to bear arms in school.

But under House Bill 99, that teacher would need consent of the board and to meet certain training requirements, which are capped by the state at 24 hours unless the local board demands more. The legislation, a rewrite of which was only unveiled Tuesday, fails to clearly establish any minimum number of training hours, and ample dispute and confusion exists as to what minimum standards the bill establishes.

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