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State Says Drones Could Help Schools Improve Safety

Jun 21, 2018

The state crime lab is offering to use its drones to take aerial photos of Ohio schools that could help police respond to an active shooter or another emergency.  

Attorney General Mike DeWine says mandated school safety plans are required to include floor plans, and the aerial photos are an optional supplement. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation says the photos are free for schools and would be accessed through a law-enforcement database.  DeWine also announced a new series of 25 online videos to help teachers and school administrators prepare for and react to shootings or other violent incidents. He says it's an easily accessible update to educator training offered earlier through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.