State To Update School Safety Efforts

Dec 19, 2012

Ohio's attorney general and the state's top public schools official are outlining the progress of school safety initiatives.

Three students were killed in a shooting at Chardon High School in northeast Ohio in February. This morning's update from Attorney General Mike DeWine and acting uperintendent Michael Sawyers come less than a week after a man killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, including 20 kids. DeWine plans to discuss what's been done since the February 27th shootings in Chardon, as well as recommendations for future action. Suspect T.J. Lane, who filed an insanity plea, goes on trial next month. Meanwhile, Governor John Kasich says a bill he'll soon sign allowing guns into the statehouse parking garage is "completely separate" from school safety enhancements he's pursuing in the wake of shootings in connecticut. The Republican governor says he's rejecting calls to veto the bill because it passed overwhelmingly, and because it's important to continue to protect the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. He says any solution on school safety must address the root of the violence.