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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 […]

Fraternal Order of Police, teachers, former law enforcement against armed teacher policy

BY: - October 8, 2020

An organization representing more than 23,000 police officers, including school resource officers, says allowing teachers to bring guns to school under only a concealed carry permit could do more harm than good. The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio said this in a brief to the Ohio Supreme Court, which is considering a case that […]

Ohio school asks state supreme court to speed up decision on armed teachers policy

BY: - August 11, 2020

An Ohio school district hoping to enact a policy to arm teachers is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to speed up their decision in light of an approaching school year.  Last week, the state’s highest court agreed to hear the appeal of the Madison Local School District, after an appeals court ruled they did not […]