Cedarville University trustees vote to allow faculty and staff to carry concealed on campus

Cedarville University trustees have approved a plan that makes theirs the first college in Ohio to allow concealed carry on campus.

From Cedars, the campus newspaper:

The policy, a first among Ohio colleges, “authorizes the President to grant permission to faculty, staff, and trustees with concealed carry licenses to carry a concealed handgun on campus under approved terms and/or conditions consistent with state law.”

Georgetown joins growing fraternity of Ohio schools arming staff to protect students

WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) is reporting that the Georgetown, Ohio school board has voted unanimously to allow trained staff to carry guns in school starting in the fall.

From the article:

Those who will carry guns will have extensive training, such as the training sessions that some staff underwent.

Ohio's Cedarville University nears decision on campus carry

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

The Board of 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.

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