COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is ready to release rules for schools that want to install barricade devices on doors in the event of an active shooter in a building.
The policies expected Friday from Ohio’s building standards’ board follows a change in state law last month meant to allow such devices.
The law required the standards board to adopt the rules and also prohibits the banning of such devices under the state fire code.
Schools installing barricade devices would have to provide staff members with in-service training and maintain a record verifying the training.
Some schools have gone ahead and installed the devices with permission from local fire officials, while others have bought them but are waiting for the rules.