(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In response to the tragic events today in Connecticut, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the progress of Ohio schools in filing school safety plans and floor plans of school buildings pursuant to requirements in Ohio law:
"First and foremost, Fran and I are praying for the families affected by the horrible and unspeakable tragedy which occurred today in Connecticut.
"After the shooting that occurred earlier this year in Chardon, and several times since, I urged schools around Ohio who had not yet filed school safety plans to do so. These plans are critical for first responders to respond to incidents at school facilities. I am pleased to report that in response to our most recent call for updated plans, over 1000 Ohio schools filed plans with our office. However, there are still 145 schools that have never filed plans with our office.
"Our Crime Victim Services section has contacted the Connecticut Crime Victims Compensation program to provide any assistance they need at this time."
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Lisa Hackley: 614-466-3840