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Hall Issues Statement on Ohio Supreme Court Ruling

June 23, 2021
Thomas Hall News

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) today issued the following statement regarding the Ohio Supreme Court’s 4-3 ruling on Gabbard v. Madison Local School District Board of Education: 

“I am very disappointed in this decision. This ruling only underscores the critical and urgent need to get House Bill 99 signed into law. This permissive legislation gives school boards the ability to make enhanced school safety measures by determining additional training requirements, beyond concealed carry permit training, for arming teachers and staff if they chose to do so. The Ohio General Assembly has a responsibility to give our school districts the option to protect their students and staff by embracing local control and establishing appropriate baseline training requirements for educators to carry a firearm.”