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Another Ohio school board approves armed staff

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WTRF (CBS Wheeling/Steubenville) is reporting that another Ohio board of education has voted to allow school staffers the ability to carry concealed firearms to protect their students.

From the article:

The resolution passed unanimously in a 5-0 vote on Tuesday evening. According to Board of Education President Dr. Ted Starkey, concealed weapons has been a major topic within the school district for the last six years. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to be discussing alternatives like this. We wouldn’t have to be discussing ways of putting down a murderer in our schools but recent history has shown us that’s what’s happening in our world and there is no sign that it’s going to stop. DR. TED STARKEY, PRESIDENT OF INDIAN CREEK SCHOOLS BOE

According to the article, staff that choose to carry a concealed weapon on school premises must complete training monthly and re-certify on a yearly basis.

Dr. Starkey told WTRF improved response time is the reasoning behind Ohio allowing schools to arm teachers.

Materials from Buckeye Firearms Foundation’s FASTER Saves Lives program were distributed at the meeting.

Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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