(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that additional training opportunities for Ohio's educators have now been scheduled.
DeWine announced plans for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy's (OPOTA) "Active Shooter Training Response for Educators Course" last month.
The free courses, which will be held across the state in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, will provide educators with insight on how to identify the actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes. The course will also include training on how to respond in a school shooting situation.
"The goal of these courses is to give our teachers and school staff ideas on what to look for and how to respond if the unthinkable happens," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. "We hope our educators never have to apply this training, but we want them to be prepared."
The courses do not include firearm training.
January 17, 2013
Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
January 31, 2013
Hamilton County Educational Service Center
11083 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
February 7, 2013
Athens/Meigs County Educational Service Center
21 Birge Drive
Chauncey, Ohio 45719
February 12, 2013
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 45719
February 25, 2013
Harry E. Eastridge Professional Development Center
5700 West Canal Road
Valley View, Ohio 44125
Each training date will include morning and afternoon sessions.
Teachers can register for the classes on the Ohio Department of Education's website.
The courses are also open to law enforcement officers, who can sign up on the Ohio Attorney General's website.
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Jill Del Greco: 614-466-3840