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Panel Seeks School Floor Plans, Online Access

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12:23PM
June
7, 2013

A task force wants every Ohio school to submit floor plans and other key information about their buildings so it can be accessed by first responders in the vent on an emergency.

Teachers Learn To Stop Active Shooter, Identify Possible Attackers

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8:27AM
January
18, 2013

More than a hundred Ohio teachers and school principals got some special training Thursday: They gathered in Columbus to learn ways to possibly prevent and respond to violent attacks like the one that killed 26 last month at a school in Connecticut.

Ohio School To Arm Science Teacher

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8:59AM
January 17, 2013

A northeast Ohio school district plans to allow a science teacher, who’s also a licensed police officer, to carry a firearm during class

Local Gun Rights Advocates Wary Of President’s Goals

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Guns sit on display at the Powder Room Shooting Range and retail store in Powell.
7:32AM
January
17, 2013

As President Obama unveiled his package of executive orders and legislative proposals to stem mass shootings and gun violence, showrooms and shooting ranges in Central Ohio were crowded.

Debate Over Arming Teachers Continues As Gun Training Nears

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Hundreds of teachers have signed up for 24 slots in a free firearms training program. But many others remain skeptical about carrying guns into classrooms.
7:21AM
January
4, 2013

The number of teachers who have signed up to take advantage of a free training program offered by a gun rights group is growing. But there are still a lot of questions about the idea of arming teachers in schools.

Firearms Organization Offers Free Gun Training To Teachers

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The first three-day course for 24 teachers is scheduled for early next month.
7:56AM
December
21, 2012

The class offered by the Buckeye Firearms Association will include free tuition, ammunition, and lodging for 24 Ohio teachers.

DeWine Announces First-Responder Training For Ohio Teachers

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
11:29AM
December
19, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants Ohio teachers to partner with law enforcement for training on how to be first-responders to school violence.

Ohio Legislator Proposes Gun Summit

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Dem. State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard wants to ban assault rifles like this one.
7:31AM
December
19, 2012

The Connecticut school massacre is prompting Ohio legislator to call for a statewide summit meeting on guns and gun violence. But it’s unclear if advocates of gun owners’ rights would be willing to come to the table.

OH Schools Review Safety Plans Follow CT Tragedy

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Following Friday's deadly school shooting, Ohio school districts look for ways to make buildings safer.
3:46PM
December
17, 2012

As Columbus-area students returned to class Monday following America’s second-deadliest school shooting Friday, many school district leaders already had reached out to their parents. WOSU reports on how local schools have responded in the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

Reverend Urges Governor To Veto Gun Bill

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Rev. Tracey Lind is giving parishioners a sample letter to tell Gov. John Kasich they oppose House Bill 495.
7:22AM
December 17, 2012

Rev. Tracey Lind from Trinity Cathedral used part of her Sunday morning sermon to talk about a bill that she says would increase the chances of tragic shootings in Ohio.