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Armed teachers bill passes Ohio House

BY: - November 18, 2021

Some teachers-turned-legislators urged their colleagues to vote against a bill to authorize school boards to allow teachers and other school personnel to come armed to school. House Bill 99 would create a minimum amount of training, 20 hours initially and four hours on a recurring basis, for educators to bring guns to school. The bill […]

Armed teachers bill passes out of committee

BY: - November 12, 2021

A bill allowing the arming of teachers with school board authorization passed through an Ohio House committee on Wednesday. The House Criminal Justice Committee passed House Bill 99 without any testimony, and with quick rebuff of amendments brought by Democrats. The bill seeks to allow teachers to carry weapons with a minimum amount of training, […]

Armed teachers bill returns after summer break with changes

BY: - October 22, 2021

A new version of a bill to allow personnel to be armed in schools has returned to the Ohio legislature, this time with slight changes that could give school districts more control. House Bill 99 was quickly presented in Thursday’s Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee, only to have a few provisions in the bill changed […]

Ohio Supreme Court: Schools can’t arm teachers without proper training

BY: - June 24, 2021

School districts do not have the discretion to authorize the arming of teachers, according to a Wednesday ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court. The state‚Äôs highest court came out with the decision on Wednesday, going against legislative efforts and pro-gun lobbying groups who believed local control should be a part of firearms policies in Ohio […]

Police, teachers org urge more training for armed teachers

BY: - April 16, 2021

The Fraternal Order of Police and the Ohio Federation of Teachers both stood in opposition to a bill that would allow for personnel to be armed in schools. As they did for a previous bill that didn’t make it through the legislature, the state’s FOP chapter said school resource officers are the smarter option, rather […]

Armed teacher proponents push continuing education over police training

BY: - March 19, 2021

Supporters of a bill that would allow teachers and other school personnel to carry guns in schools with concealed carry permits say the amount of training shouldn’t just be about the hours, but the consistency. Sgt. David Spicer, of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, told the House Criminal Justice Committee the armed teacher program he […]

Bill to allow armed school personnel returns to committee as court case awaits decision

BY: - March 5, 2021

As the Ohio Supreme Court considers whether school boards should be allowed to determine firearm policies in their districts, a new bill to do just that entered the Ohio House on Thursday. Similar to a bill that died in the last General Assembly, House Bill 99 would allow personnel to be armed on school grounds […]

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in armed teachers case

BY: - January 13, 2021

The issue of whether or not school districts should be allowed to determine firearms policies and the level of training needed comes down to grammar and the English language, according to attorneys who argued the case before the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday. The state’s highest court heard arguments in a lawsuit regarding a Butler […]

Ohio Supreme Court starts new year with armed teacher lawsuit

BY: - January 11, 2021

One of the first cases the Ohio Supreme Court will consider in 2021 will regard firearms policies authorized by school districts. The case comes from Butler County, and was also the subject of legislation that failed to pass in the waning hours of the last General Assembly. The state’s highest court plans to hear oral […]

Armed teachers bill enters House, GOP Committee members express support

BY: - December 9, 2020

In the first hearing before a House committee for a bill authorizing local school districts to create firearms policies for personnel, some committee members made it very clear where they stood on the issue. “The absolute ignorance and absurdity from people who oppose this amazes me,” said state Rep. J. Todd Smith, R-Farmersville, during the […]

Ohio Supreme Court schedules arguments in armed teachers case

BY: - December 1, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled time for the parties in a lawsuit about arming teachers in schools to argue their cases. The state’s highest court will hear from attorneys representing Butler County’s Madison Local Schools and families who filed to keep the school from instituting a firearms policy for school personnel. Oral arguments, which […]

Bill allowing arming of teachers passes Ohio Senate

BY: - November 19, 2020

The Ohio Senate pushed forward a bill that will allow school personnel such as teachers to be armed while in school, if authorized by a local school board. In a 21 to 10 vote, Senate Bill 317 passed along party lines, with sponsor Sen. Bill Coley, R-Liberty Township, praising the work of the bill which […]