With the Connecticut school shootings still fresh in our minds Ohio teachers are preparing to learn ways to stop similar situations from happening here.

The training will be held in Columbus Thursday and will help educators look for signs of active shooters before they commit their crimes and how to respond in a school shooting situation.

Classes were originally set-up in December but more courses have been added. They were put in place after the school shooting in Chardon last year to ramp up training for school violence.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office set the training up. It’s being put on by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and the Ohio Department of Education. The courses are free and focus on preventative measures.

The next local course will be February 25 in Valley View. Teachers can sign-up on the attorney general’s website or the Ohio Department of Education

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