Ohio School Safety Information
Buckeye Firearms Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization. In the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Foundation announced that it would pay for tuition, ammunition, and lodging for a class of 24 Ohio teachers, administrators, and other school staff to attend a 3-day class on how to limit the deaths from a school shooting.
On average, there are 2-3 casualties when a killer is stopped by someone on scene. The death toll rises to 12-16 when they are stopped by a responding law enforcement officer. Police desperately want to solve this problem, but if they are not already inside the building when the shooting starts, they simply can't get there in time. Experts agree that the best way to lower the body count is to have someone inside every building with the tools, skill, and mindset to stop the killer quickly.
John Benner at Tactical Defense Institute (TDI) is a leader who has helped change how law enforcement respond to active killer situations. He trains school resource officers (SRO's) nationally. He has run thousands of "force on force" scenarios dealing with active killers. He has found that nothing can beat a trained person inside the building when the shooting starts. He has designed a class specifically for school staff to enable them to quickly, safely, and appropriately respond to a killer and offer immediate life-saving medical treatment to victims. We chose Benner/TDI for the class because we believe he is the best in the country to lead this training effort.
The response from schools, teachers, administrators and parents has been overwhelming. Districts that had someone in the first class have asked us to train additional people so that all their district's schools are protected. Over 1,500 people have applied for the training. Parents are asking us how to get their school board to act. As school boards come to grips with the realities of active killer situations, they are realizing that they need a better plan. They are reaching out to Buckeye Firearms Foundation for help.
The Foundation will pay tuition and lodging for six additional classes during summer of 2013.
The links on the page are designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents to better understand active killer events, and how they can be stopped faster, thus limiting the number of people who are killed.
FASTER information packet for school boards and Superintendents
Armed Teacher Training Program to Provide Free Training to Educators
NW Ohio school hosts active killer training
400 teachers hear Grossman
DeWine DVD story
Resolution to arm persons
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