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What you should know about guns in schools
William Deters II and Pamela Leist, Ennis Britton Co., LPA
Since the late 1990s when school shootings first rose to the forefront of national concern in the United States, school districts have struggled to find effective ways to keep students and staff safe while on school property. More recent events, such as the shooting in Parkland, Florida and those closer to home in Ohio have renewed concerns about school safety, and a number of state legislators and gun advocates across the country have campaigned for arming school staff. Ohio law currently includes an exception that allows certain individuals to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. School boards should assess the associated risks and consult legal counsel when considering whether to authorize school staff to carry a gun.
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Date Published: October 23, 2018