FASTER - Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response

Everyone agrees that safety training is important for our schools, but in an active killer situation, the emergency response must happen fast to save lives.

This is why Buckeye Firearms Foundation has launched a program called FASTER to provide violence response training to teachers and administrators. FASTER stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.

Ohio's Cedarville University nears decision on campus carry

According to a statement released by the Cedarville University board of trustees, a decision on whether to allow concealed carry on the campus is expected to be made in May.

Trustees took up the proposal after students and faculty expressed support through a campus survey and town hall meeting.

From coverage in Cedars, the campus newspaper:

Another proactive Ohio school board approves arming staff members

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that another Ohio board of education has formally approved allowing some employees to possess firearms on school premises and in designated school safety zones.

According to the article, the new policy, enacted by the Indian Valley Board of Education in northeastern Ohio, will go into effect this fall. 

Several nearby districts already allow armed staff members in their buildings. Among them are Newcomerstown Exempted Village Local Schools, Coshocton City Schools and River View Local Schools.

ACLU Op-Ed: Arming School Police Officers Sends 'Negative Message'

by Chad D. Baus

When it comes to the Second Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has long-been out of sync with its mission "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

An op-ed written by ACLU senior policy advocate Harold Jones, and published in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, shows just how out of sync they really are.

Saved by the Bell: Strategies to Prevent Extra-Curricular School Shootings

by Greg Elifritz

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