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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’s 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 […]

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 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 […]

Ohio AG files brief in support of school districts letting employees go armed

BY: - September 11, 2020

Ohio’s Attorney General Dave Yost this week put his support behind a Butler County school district’s policy to arm school personnel. “This case presents the question whether school districts may allow non-security employees to carry firearms on school grounds,” Yost wrote in a brief to the court. “The answer is yes.” Yost filed the brief […]

Ohio Supreme Court: School district firearms policy can go on, pending appeal

BY: - August 27, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court has said a school district can go ahead with a firearm policy for personnel while the state’s highest court decides on their case. The Ohio Supreme Court granted Madison Local School District’s request to allow the implementation of a policy allowing trained personnel including teachers to be armed on the Butler […]

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 […]

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Legislature considering lowering standards for armed teachers despite failed history of legislation

BY: - June 18, 2020

A piece of legislation that would reduce the amount of training needed to arm teachers in schools has a long history of similar attempts and varied interpretations of Ohio law. Senate Bill 317 is currently sitting in the Government Oversight and Reform committee, the chair of which, state Sen. Bill Coley, is the bill’s sponsor. […]