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Ohio Parents File Lawsuit Against Local School District, Challenging Plan to Arm Teachers with Insufficient Training; Everytown Litigation Serving as Co-Counsel

A group of parents in the Madison Local School District sued the local board of education and superintendent, alleging that plan to arm staff violates an Ohio statute requiring that armed school employees satisfactorily complete an approved basic peace officer training program. The parents are seeking an injunction blocking the district from arming teachers and other staff without the training required by law, as well as a court order requiring disclosure of policies and procedures for arming staff. The lawsuit was filed in Butler County’s Court of Common Pleas. The plaintiffs, five parents with a collective 12 children in district schools, are represented by attorneys from Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and Gupta Wessler PLLC. Read the full press release here.