Safety assessment training provided by Sandy Hook Promise taking place today

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 4:51 AM

More than three months after a mass shooting in Dayton left nine dead and dozens injured, state lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a bill that calls for modest changes in Ohio gun laws.
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More than three months after a mass shooting in Dayton left nine dead and dozens injured, state lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a bill that calls for modest changes in Ohio gun laws.(Columbus Bureau)

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered with Sandy Hook Promise to provide threat assessment training during the 2019-2020 school year.

There have been two training sessions in Dayton on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, with a third taking place today at 9 a.m.

The exercise will take place at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn today. It will end at 4 p.m.

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Instruction is based on Safety Assessment and Intervention, part of the Know the Signs program promoted by Sandy Hook Promise. 

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The sessions teach multi-disciplinary, school-based teams how to identify and respond to threats of violence or at-risk behavior before a tragedy strikes.

Future sessions will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3, Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sinclair Conference Center in Dayton.

Districts interested in bringing their school-based teams to a training session can find more information at 

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Stop-School-Violence-Threat-Assessment-Training.