Ohio sheriff: Stop school fire drills, add armed personnel

In a video, the sheriff urged local schools to act now to improve school security


By Eric Schwartzberg
Dayton Daily News, Ohio

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Monday he will take steps to bolster local school safety by training those who work there.

Jones posted to social media that his office will offer free conceal-and-carry class to a limited number of teachers in Butler County. He also said training regarding on how to react during school shootings would be provided.

He said the details would be coming soon online and suggested that people could visit the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for more information for CCW for teachers.

 

The time to act is NOW!

Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Jones on Saturday said he has “been saying this for years” as he tweeted a Fox News story that Polk County, Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd said it would be a “game changer” to allow some hand-picked teachers to carry firearms in the classroom.

Jones, in a video posted Thursday, urged local schools to act now to improve school security in the wake of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school on Wednesday.

He said local schools should stop doing fire drills and allow armed former police and military veterans into buildings to help protect students.

©2018 the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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