The state of Ohio is creating a school safety center to help prevent and address violence involving schools and students alike.
Republican Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine signed an executive order to create the Ohio School Safety Center as a division of Ohio Homeland Security. DeWine stated that the program will begin its work with seven state employees, whose focus is being redirected. They include intelligence analysts, scanning social media and websites for possible threats toward schools.
The center also will review school safety plans, promote an existing tip line, as well as help train schools’ threat-assessment teams and more to be developed and discussed in the future.
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