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A Push for Peace Officer Training For Teachers Carrying Firearms Is Underway

Tonisha Johnson, Spectrum News 1 |

Rep. Thomas Hall (R), of Butler County wants to make changes surrounding the training of armed teachers and staff. 

Senate Bill 317, which stripped peace officer training requirements for school employees, passed the Ohio Senate, but never made it out of the Ohio House. Hall wants at least some minimum training requirements added to his new bill, House Bill 99. The addition in his mind would help protect Ohio’s children in case of an active shooter situation. 

Hall’s version revises the training requirements to be the same as a concealed carry permit holder.

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