Ohio School District To Allow Armed Employees

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Jan 11, 2013 12:48 pm

A school district in Ohio said it plans to arm a few of its non-teaching employees with handguns.

The school in the state's northwest corner said four of its employees will begin carrying handguns later this year after completing a training course.

Members of the Montpelier school board voted unanimously on the plan after consulting with the local police chief and attorneys who reviewed Ohio's concealed carry law.

The school isn't saying which of its employees will be armed.

Education officials in Ohio say they're not aware of any other schools in the state that have taken action to allow employees to carry guns.

The move comes as school districts and lawmakers across the nation are weighing how to protect students following the school massacre in Connecticut.

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