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DeWine says school safety plans are inadequate
Ohio Attorney General says many schools don’t have comprehensive school safety plans on file
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says all of Ohio’s schools have something on file with his office when it comes to school safety.

But he says comprehensive plans have not been provided for 180 of Ohio’s school buildings and an additional 56 have only filed partial plans.

DeWine says all plans should have maps of the buildings on file with important information up front so that officers can access it immediately through the state database.

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“They might not know that school as well. So you want to have something they can pull down on their phone, from their phone or wherever they are getting the information as they are responding so they can quickly look at it and find out where that library is or where the multi purpose room is. “ 

DeWine says the only legal requirement is to have something on file…but he says that’s not good enough when it comes to a life or death situation.

He’s urging school officials to check what they’ve filed to make sure it’s comprehensive enough to make a difference should tragedy strike.
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