Clark County Commissioners have agreed to hire two Clark County deputies to provide extra security for county schools. The plan is part of an ongoing effort to make schools safer without having to arm teachers.
The NRA's national effort to arm teachers in public and private schools after the tragic Newtown, Connecticut shootings received support from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who supported police academy firearms training for school administrators, staff and teachers.
A state agency charged with overseeing the development and construction of public schools, is trying to halt the opening of Springfield's Global Stem Impact Academy, which is to be located in the old Springfield South High School.
Springfield school officials are planning to fight to keep the project alive. The Stem Academy is a project developed by State Sen. Chris Widener to train students in the bio-agricultural science field. Sources say it would cost between $6 and $9 million dollars to renovate a portion of the old Springfield South High School.