Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Lawmaker: Let Schools Use Money On Metal Detectors
A state legislator wants to let Ohio schools use Homeland Security money to install metal detectors.
Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon has proposed a bill to help schools pay for the extra security, which he says has already been affective in Cleveland Public Schools.
â€œI see this as a security issue; Homeland Security,â€ says Patmon.
â€œRight now they’ve stopped using body scanners after spending hundreds of millions of dollars on body scanners. Clearly there is money in the federal government to protect our childrenâ€
Patmon originally proposed a bill requiring all Ohio schools to install metal detectors, but he watered the idea down to try to get more support.
The proposal faces a time crunch: the two-year legislative session ends at the end of the year, and Patmonâ€™s bill only received its first committee hearing last week.