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State Public Safety Director: More Guns in Schools “Aren’t the Answer” to School Shootings

Law enforcement officials told Ohio’s state school board Tuesday that allowing teachers to carry guns in schools would not make schools safer.

State Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley, told the board he’s leading a school-safety working group developing school-safety policy proposals. Those proposals are not likely to include arming teachers or other school staff, the Associated Press reports.

In the wake of emotional public debate, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine told the board Tuesday that he tries to remind the public schools are still among the safest places children can be — compared statistically with, say, riding in a car…

“This is up to the local schools, but I would never, if I was on a school board, have anybody who is untrained with a gun in that school,” he said.

Read more at: www.newarkadvocate.com

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