Ohio judge: Teachers don't need police-level gun training
The judge ruled that staff who are training to carry concealed weapons on campuses don't need many training hours
HAMILTON, Ohio — A judge has ruled an Ohio school district's policy allowing trained teachers and staff to carry concealed weapons in school doesn't need to require the many training hours required of police.
A Butler County judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit parents filed against Madison Local Schools. The suit sought to prevent arming employees completing fewer than the 700-plus hours required of peace officers. The district policy requires fewer than 30 hours.
The judge did allow parents to have policy documentation they sought.
The parents' co-counsel, Rachel Bloomekatz, said in a statement they're grateful for the documentation but disagree with the training hours ruling and are considering all options.
A statement from the district, where a student shot and injured two classmates in 2016, says students' safety remains its primary concern.