Teachers Train to Handle Shooting Crisis in School

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday he is sending a training video to every school district in Ohio to help prepare administrators, teachers, and school employees if they are ever faced with a shooting crisis.

The video, entitled “School Shootings: How to be Aware, Prepare, and be a First Responder in a Crisis.” Dewine said that in most instances the first people on the scene of a crisis like a shooting are the teachers and school employees.

“Our goal is to help them plan, train, and prepare, with the help of local law enforcement partners,” Dewine said.

The video is in addition to in-person training that been offered to educators around the state since January. The course uses information learned from shootings in Chardon, Columbine, and Virginia Tech to educate school staff on how to identify potential threats and reduce deadly escalation in a crisis.

“As we remember each and every school shooting tragedy across the country and here in Ohio, may it serve as a reminder we need to train for the unthinkable even,” said Dewine.

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