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First-responder training proposed for Ohio teachers
Dewine says the state will offer training for teachers in case of shooting
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Dewine says the training course stems from recommendations from a task force formed after the shooting at Charon High School in February.
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state will begin offering training for teachers on how to be first-responders to shootings. DeWine says the recommendation came out of a task force formed in the wake of the Chardon, Ohio school shooting in February.

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“The course focuses on identifying someone who might pose a problem, so it is preventative course. It is also a course of what you do to get ready; how you practice, the drill and also what you do if the emergency does in fact occur.”


DeWine says the course will focus on how to identify a potential shooter, and what to do in the midst of a school shooting. DeWine says his office is also working with school districts that have not submitted safety plans.

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