campus carry

An educator prepare to enter the shoot house, which is meant to simulate a hallway, doors and corners of a school.
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As the school year comes to a close, some Ohio teachers will be spending part of their summer break training for next fall.

They’re preparing in case of an active shooter in their schools. But this time around, teachers aren't learning to barricade doors or counter a shooter with distractions. 

Cedarville Becomes Ohio's First University To Allow Concealed Guns

May 9, 2017
Cedarville University

Trustees at a small private university near Dayton have approved allowing faculty and staff with permits to carry concealed weapons on campus.

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A small Ohio school near Dayton could become the first college in the state to allow concealed weapons on campus.

CSCC

The sighting of someone with a gun inside a Columbus State Community College building led to an evacuation and police search Wednesday morning. Classes were canceled for the remainder of the day "out of an abundance of caution," according to spokesperson David Wayne.

There’s been a flurry of activity at the Statehouse, as the Senate and House move through many pieces of legislation before the year ends and there are dozens of bills that could be up for a vote on this final day of lame duck session.

The Senate has passed a bill that makes it possible for people to carry concealed weapons onto college campuses and into daycares. 

Esther Honig

On Monday, a group of armed civilians walked through the Ohio State campus as part of a demonstration for open carry at state universities. In light of last week's attacks, when an OSU student carried out a car and knife attack that wounded 11 people, this group believes that more gun owners on campus could stop or prevent a similar situation.