DeWine Signs Bill Allowing Armed School Employees
The law requires only 24 hours of training before an employee can be armed
Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under a bill signed into law Monday by GOP Governor Mike DeWine.
The law, as enacted, requires up to 24 hours of training before an employee can go armed, and up to eight hours of annual training. The training programs must be approved by the Ohio School Safety Center, and DeWine announced he's ordering the center to require the maximum 24 hours and the maximum eight hours.
Schools can provide additional training if they wish, DeWine said. Before announcing the bill signing, the governor outlined several other school safety measures he and lawmakers have promoted, including $100 million for school security upgrades in schools and $5 million for upgrades at colleges.
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