Ohio Teachers May Soon Carry Guns. Among Experts’ Safety Concerns: Racial Bias

A similar Florida law mandates 12 hours of diversity training before firearm approval. But Ohio lawmakers say they didn’t consider bias ‘whatsoever’

With Ohio on the verge of passing legislation that will make it easier for teachers to carry guns in school, educators and youth are sounding the alarm that the bill could make classrooms less safe — particularly for Black and Hispanic students.

“I have no doubt in my mind, it increases the likelihood of school violence,” said Julie Holderbaum, a high school English teacher in Minerva, Ohio. “I have no doubt it would lead to more tragedies.”

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