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Gov. DeWine on bill for armed school staff training: ‘I look forward to signing this’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine(Source: MGN)
Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 6:37 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio lawmakers passed a bill that would reduce the amount of training required for teachers to carry guns at school.

That means the proposal has cleared the final step before the legislation heads to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for approval.

The Republican governor reacted to the bills passage through the Ohio general assembly, saying he looks “forward to signing this important legislation.”

If passed into law by Gov. DeWine, House Bill 99 would lessen the amount of necessary training and give Ohio school districts the authority to allow or prohibit teachers or other staff members to possess a gun on campus.

The Ohio governor appeared in Lorain County on Thursday morning for a significant labor announcement at the Ford assembly plant in.

The event was Gov. DeWine’s first opportunity for public comment since the bill was cleared by Ohio’s legislators. He said that he requested for regular scenario-based training to be included in the proposal.

“Ultimately, each school district will make their own decision,” Gov. DeWine said.

The governor said he has also requested to pledge $100 million to increase school safety and resources.

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