Caption

Madison Local Schools board votes to allow arming of teachers, staff

The Madison Local School District board voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow district teachers and staff to carry weapons to be "prepared and equipped to defend and to protect students," according to a resolution that passed. 

According to the ordinance, any staff members who want to carry a deadly weapon must be approved and receive written authorization from the superintendent, Cincinnati Local12.com and WLWT.com reported. 

RELATED

>> Madison Jr./Sr. High shooter sentenced

>> Madison Jr./Sr. High shooting: What you need to know

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 New Carlisle man who was struck by a car in Huber Heights has died
  2. 2 ACT scores: Class of 2018 worst in decades nationally, group says
  3. 3 Who's in Jail | Latest Montgomery County Bookings

>> Madison students charged because they didn’t report crime

The vote came more than two years after 14-year-old Austin Hancock brought a gun into the cafeteria at Madison Junior-Senior High School and shot two classmates. 

Austin Hancock admitted shooting two fellow classmates at Madison Jr./Sr. High School in February 2016. (Staff)

Those people must "be permitted under Ohio law to carry a concealed handgun and must undergo response to active shooter training and re-certify each year prior to being authorized to convey and/or possess deadly weapons or dangerous ordnance in a school safety zone of the Madison Local School District," according to language in the resolution. 

Training and certification could take months, so whether anyone would be armed before next school year is not clear.

More from Daytondailynews