Ohio AG DeWine Hopes To Crack Down On Schools That Don't File Safety Plans


UPDATED: Tuesday December 18, 2012 5:51 PM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will speak about the state's 2012 school safety initiatives on Tuesday.

DeWine is expected to call for changes in state law that could penalize schools if they fail to file a safety plan with his office.

The plan is already a legal requirement, but DeWine's office told 10TV that 105 schools still have not submitted it.

In wake of the Chardon shooting earlier this year, DeWine's School Safety Task Force came up with some guidelines for schools, including a recommendation they submit floor and safety plans.
They also need protocols for serious threats including an active shooter or hostage situation.

DeWine has said that his office needs all of this information to make sure law enforcement has access electronically when an emergency happens.

Acting Superintendent of Instruction Michael Sawyers will also speak.

DeWine will speak at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and the news conference will be shown live on 10TV and streamed on 10TV.com.com for more information.