school safety

Gov. Mike DeWine addresses arming teachers during school safety event

BY: - August 3, 2022

The following article was originally published on and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Gov. Mike DeWine announced millions in state funding for school safety, […]

ACLU calls out Cincinnati schools, police for ‘over-policing,’ lack of accountability

BY: - July 18, 2022

A new study by the ACLU of Ohio recommended that the Cincinnati Public Schools system address what they found as inequity and “exclusionary discipline disparities,” in part by breaking ties with the city’s police department. The ACLU and its Campaign for Smart Justice partnered with the Young Activists Coalition to research disciplinary practices at the […]

House bill would make voters choose safety measures in schools

BY: - May 19, 2022

A bill that may be up for a vote soon in the Ohio House would put the decision of whether or not to have a school resource officer up to the voters in each school district. House Bill 501 seeks to change Ohio law that the sponsors of the bill say doesn’t define “school safety […]

Schools become centers of learning for COVID-19 best practices

BY: - March 23, 2021

Two Ohio school districts with some of the highest cumulative case rates for COVID-19 say as they remained in-person, their safety protocols only got better. Milford Exempted Village School District in Clermont County has remained in-person since the fall, and has had to close twice due to staff absences. “We simply had too many staff […]

School safety center pushed as part of DeWine’s criminal justice budget

BY: - February 4, 2021

As part of his criminal justice budget proposal, Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend millions to fund a center monitoring threats to school safety. On Wednesday, DeWine elaborated on budget recommendations specifically in the area of public safety. This includes $5 million going toward the Ohio School Safety Center, “which assists local schools with improving […]

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 […]