Over 1,000 Ohio teachers have already signed up for this program to provide free first responder training to educational employees. In order for a teacher, administrator or other school employee to be able to have a gun with them at school in Ohio, all they need is to be able to legally carry a concealed firearm and a simple vote by their school board. No Ohio law prohibits them from having a gun at work. Many school boards have already voted to allow this.
“While Ohio generally prohibits firearms at schools, the law includes a provision that allows teachers and staff to carry firearms if the school board approves it. The Armed Teacher Training Program seeks to help teachers get permission to carry concealed firearms on the job and provide advanced training that goes above and beyond the typical requirements of concealed carry.”