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Ohio school to arm janitors, receives support from parents

A school in Ohio will arm janitors after its board raised the issue for a vote Wednesday. Officials from the school that will arm four janitors said the community members hold the second amendment close to their hearts. 

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A Ohio school will arm four janitors after the school board Jan. 9 considered safety measures in wake of the Newtown shooting. Here, on that same day, a man supports gun rights outside Colorado's State Capitol in Denver.

Associated Press

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A rural school district in Ohio is drawing attention with its plans to arm a handful of its non-teaching employees with handguns this year — perhaps even janitors.

Four employees in the Montpelier schools have agreed to take a weapons training course and carry their own guns inside the district's one building, which houses 1,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, school officials said.

"It's kind of a sign of the times," Superintendent Jamie Grime said Friday.

 
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