Ohio AG announces training, grants to prevent school violence

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BELPRE, Oh.-(WTAP) Ohio's attorney general announces state assistance for schools to help prevent targeted violence.

Attorney General Dave Yost said Wednesday the program will include free video training to help districts identify behavior that could lead ot violent attacks.

Yost says it's an effort to train more than just school administrators and law enforcement.

The state is also making $500 in grant money available for individual school districts to provide training.

"That's not a large sum of money, but it's at least something he's provided local school districts," says Belpre Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Greenley. "He also provided a grant this year and early last year to support school safety initiatives, which we have utilized.">

Greenley says Belpre has brought in local police to train school employees on how to respond to violent attackers such as active shooters.

Training videos will also be available to law-enforcement officers.