COLUMBUS—Ohio State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today met with students from Sheridan High School who were participating in the National School Walkout.
"Meeting with young constituents is one of the best parts of my job, so I was happy to welcome students from Sheridan High School to the Statehouse today,” said Hottinger. “In our meeting we discussed a wide range of ideas for strengthening the security of our local schools, and I was impressed by the passion and knowledge of each student.”
The students and Senator Hottinger discussed their ideas such as creating a program for retired police officers and veterans to work as armed security guards at schools, fixing holes in the background check system and finding ways to give troubled students better access to mental health treatments.
Many student groups met with their legislator in Columbus today about how to work together to improve safety in schools throughout Ohio.
Sheridan High School is located in Perry County and is a part of the Northern Local School District.