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Ohio Supreme Court will hear firearms case

Ohio Supreme Court justices have agreed to hear a case with enormous ramifications for public schools throughout the state. It involves how much training school personnel must receive before they can be authorized to carry firearms while at work.

Justices will hear a case from Butler County. In essence, it involves whether school personnel must have law enforcement-level training to carry guns while on the job.

Clearly, law enforcement officers, deputies and agents require some firearms-related training that school personnel do not.

Just as plain is that school personnel simply must be trained extensively on safe carrying — and, when required, use — of guns.

A significant number of school districts in Ohio, have decided schools are safer if a few carefully selected staff members have access to firearms. Justices must ensure school personnel are trained adequately to ensure that is so.

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