Skip to comments.Ohio concealed-carry for teachers advances
Posted on 02/02/2014 4:38:42 PM PST by marktwain
COLUMBUS School districts that designate teachers and other personnel to carry hidden firearms must undergo pretraining and a psychological assessment after the fact if they use the weapon under a bill that passed the House with bipartisan support Wednesday.
But opponents objected to provisions to take the issue off the collective bargaining table and questioned the wisdom of arming teachers in classrooms.
[House Bill 8] does not arm employees, the bills chief sponsor, Kristina Roegner (R., Hudson), said. Current law allows that to happen.
The bill would add off-duty law officers to those exempted from a ban on carrying a concealed firearm in school safety zones. It would grant school boards and the gun-carrying employee immunity from a civil lawsuit in the event the weapon causes harm, as long as the employee was not negligent. The bill goes to the Senate.
Rep. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), a military vet and former school teacher, tried unsuccessfully to remove the provision exempting the issue from contract talks. She questioned whether it could lead to an armed teacher inadvertently being shot when a law officer responds to a report of an active school shooter. Whos going to know whos the good guy and whos the bad guy?
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Almost never happens, but so what? The universe is not perfect, and that is what Fedor is requiring.
Bipartisan support. Way to go Ohio.
and isn't it nice that the school board and the teacher will be exempt from any lawsuit if somebody gets killed or hurt...like our kids...when a crazy kid grabs the gun from the teacher....
“Way to go Ohio.”
Yeah. way to go for the same state that went for Odumbo.
The school board is not handing out loaded guns to random teachers.
Many teachers are former police and military. Do you oppose them having the ability to defend our children in schools?
Would you oppose repealing the Gun Free School Zone act, that helps make our children sitting ducks in a defenseless victim zone?
It's mindless knee-jerk attitudes that lead to stupid gun laws that protect no one, and leave unarmed and unprotected targets to predators.
I work in an industry in which “what if” is the corporate pasttime. It is positively debilitating.