Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has some good protocols in place in the event that a shooter enters an Ohio school. After the shooting in Chardon last year, DeWine says schools were required to submit a safety plan for their building along with a map of the school. He says that information is then uploaded in a statewide computer system that police departments can access quickly.
DEWINE: "The responding police officer can actually pull that up in real time and look the format of the school, look at basically the blueprint of that school and that may be important."
DeWine says 145 schools throughout the state haven’t yet submitted their plans and maps. He’s hoping they will do that this week, especially in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. DeWine says his office provides one day seminars for school leaders to learn how to prevent school shootings and deal with one if it happens. He encourages school districts to take advantage of that resource.