Ohio Reduces Training Time Required for Teachers to Carry Guns From 700 Hours to 24

Headline Roundup June 13th, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed a bill into law on Monday that lowered the training time required for teachers and other school staff looking to carry guns from about 700 hours to 24.

The 24 hours of training consists of four hours of scenario-based training exercises as well as a maximum of 20 hours for first-aid training as well as taking courses on the history of school shootings and reunification education. DeWine said that the notion of arming teachers is an optional choice for school districts and that he prefers them to hire armed school resource officers. This move marks the second major gun bill that the Ohio governor has signed in response to the recent uptick of school shootings across the nation. The first, which terminates the requirement that citizens need a license to carry a concealed handgun, went into effect on Monday.

Left-rated outlets were more likely to note the “irony” of approving this relaxed gun law while “implicitly targeting critical race theory.” The New York Times (Lean Left bias) linked to a Gallup poll that found the majority of Americans oppose the idea of arming teachers. Conversely, right-rated outlets praised the measure for making it easier for educators to protect their students in future mass shootings.

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School districts across Ohio will be able to authorize teachers, principals and other staff to carry firearms into classrooms this fall after 24 hours of training. 

The new law, signed Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, will lower the required training hours for armed school personnel from about 700 hours to four scenario-based training hours, plus a maximum of 20 hours for first-aid training, history of school shootings and reunification education. 

The signing came the same day Ohio's new constitutional carry law took effect. 

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Monday allowing school districts across the state to authorize teachers, principals and other staff to carry guns into classrooms with just 24 hours of training.

The new law – initially introduced by state Republican Rep. Thomas Hall as House Bill 99 – will lower the required training hours for the armed personnel from about 700 hours to just four hours of training in scenario-based or simulated training exercises and a maximum of 20 hours for first aid training, history of school shootings and...

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Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed into law a bill that cuts the number of training hours that teachers, principals, and other school staff must complete in order to carry guns from about 700 hours to a mere 24.

Under the new legislation, school personnel will only have to complete four scenario-based training hours, in addition to 20 hours covering first aid, the history of school shootings, and how to ensure that students are reunited with their parents after a school emergency, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

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