WOSU’s Steve Brown reports that the Ohio Attorney General’s office will offer free “active shooter” training courses for Ohio teachers next year:
“The real first responders in these situations are teachers. They are the ones that are there,” [Attorney General Mike] DeWine said in a morning press conference.
DeWine says courses will start January 17. He says the recommendation for teacher training came out of the School Safety Task Force formed in the wake of the shooting that killed three students at Chardon High School [in] February.
But DeWine is not telling teachers to start arming themselves, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports:
Ohio Atty General says it is up to local school districts to determine whether to allow teachers/school staffers to carry guns in schools
— Jo Ingles (@joingles) December 19, 2012