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Designing a School to Stop Shooters – Wall Street Journal


DHS announces formation of Executive Steering Committee to lead department-wide school security initiatives – Homeland Preparedness News


New drug response team looks to help, not just arrest users – Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Exclusive: Dozens of local students shared their security concerns with officials in a very unique way – Hamilton Journal News


Willard looks at safety plan in wake of school shootings – Norwalk Reflector


Columbus City Schools now offering safer tip-line to receive anonymous student concerns – WSYX (Columbus)


West Liberty-Salem superintendent talks safety improvements since 2017 shooting – WBNS 10TV (Columbus)


Akron Education Assoc. demands district hold up their end of school safety agreement after assaults – WEWS News 5 (Cleveland)
For information and resources on school safety: https://saferschools.ohio.gov


The Ohio Department of Public Safety and Ohio Homeland Security›s Center for P-20 Safety & Security joined with several school administrators who have experienced a school shooting to develop a “lessons learned” video:

SHOOTER SHOOTER – Lessons Learned From Ohio School Shootings


Cleveland-based Ohio Lottery Commission workers fired after theft accusations – CLEVELAND.COM

Man dies from electrocution while stealing copper at former Cleveland Goodwill building, police say – CLEVELAND.COM

Cyber Attacks Nearly Doubled in 2017 – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

Are you #CyberAware? Visit https://www.stopthinkconnect.org/ for more information.


Pickaway County man pleads guilty to transporting illegal aliens from Mexico – WBNS 10TV (Columbus)


Columbus man sentenced to 22 years in terror plot – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Bomb threat made to Fairmont High School not credible, superintendent says – WHIO (Dayton)

Making a bomb threat is a crime with severe consequences. Learn more HERE


Making a Bomb Threat is a Crime with Severe Consequences
Video from the Center for P-20 Safety & Security highlights the dangers and consequences of illegal bomb threats


School district changes bullying policy after child suicide – Dayton Daily News

To report bullying, call or text 1-844-SAFEROH (723-3764)


Bucyrus City School District responds to bomb threat – WTOL (Toledo)

Watch the Safer Schools Ohio False Bomb Threat Video HERE.


Army and Homeland Security prepping teachers for the gunman at the door – FOX NEWS


Fighting Internet Crime: Protecting Your Small Business From Cyberattacks – IN HOMELAND SECURITY


US officials say ISIS recruiter influenced Ohio State attacker – Dayton Daily News


2 teen girls charged for Piqua HS threats in style of “Pretty Little Liars” – WHIO (Dayton)


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

Cleveland Bomb Plot – 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud – 2011
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl – 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane – 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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