Ohio is creating a School Safety Center to help prevent and address violence involving schools and students. The newly formed center will be a division of Ohio Homeland Security, with seven state employees assigned to scan social media and websites for threats toward schools.
The center will review school safety plans, promote an existing tip line and help train threat-assessment teams at schools. Also on tap is a way to share best practices and training opportunities on school safety, through a website and an annual summit. We at The Ohio 100 applaud any proactive measures to keep schools safe.