Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

Posted at 1:10 AM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 01:10:56-04

HAMILTON, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district’s appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons.

Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which two students were shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy.

A group of parents sued the district in September 2018 to prevent teachers from being armed without extensive training.

A Butler County judge dismissed the lawsuit, but a state appellate court disagreed.

A Supreme Court spokesperson said Friday that all seven justices had voted in favor of taking the case up for review.