Ohio instructors can now carry guns on school grounds.
House Bill 99 went into force this week, allowing qualified school workers to carry guns. This law would provide schools another option for boosting student safety.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) signed the law in June, reducing the necessity for gun training in schools.
Gov. Mike DeWine stated when he signed the bill into law in June that it reverts to allowing local school districts to decide whether to allow armed school workers on campus.
This new rule requires school staff to undergo 24 hours of initial training and 8 hours of re-certification training yearly. OSSC oversees this training.
3News asked the Ohio Department of Public Safety if any schools have implemented House Bill 99.
“The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) is in the process of developing state training curriculum as required by House Bill 99. Once finalized, the OSSC will use this curriculum to train school staff members authorized by their school districts to carry firearms. No training requests have been received because the state’s training is still being developed.”
Additionally, when 3News asked when the training will be finalized, the department responded they are working “as quickly as we can to finalize the curriculum.” Once the curriculum is finalized, the department said that “regional mobile training officers will work with schools who choose to arm their staff to ensure they know everything they need to know about the curriculum requirements.”
3News asked Northeast Ohio school districts about House Bill 99. Akron and Cleveland don't arm teachers.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on GATEWAY PUNDIT.