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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ohio Schools Quietly Implementing “Good Guy With A Gun” Strategy

While anti-gun advocates try to turn more and more locations into dangerous gun-free zones, school districts in Ohio are training teachers and staff to use guns to protect their students.

In a feature posted at mydaytondailynews.com, Mad River Local Schools Superintendent Chad Wyen revealed that a large majority of counties now have teams trained in armed defense. “It’s way more prevalent than people realize,” Wyen said. “Sixty-three out of 88 counties in Ohio have a district with a response team.”

Chris Burrow, superintendent at Georgetown Schools, put things in perspective with regards to training and arming staff and teachers. “It’s ultimately about putting people in place to protect the house,” Burrow said. “We hope and pray it would never be us, but at the end of the day, we have to be ready in seconds and not minutes.”

Sounds like “good guys with guns” to us, and we know they’ll be making Ohio schools and schoolchildren safer this school year.