New legislation proposed by some legislators would require all students in Ohio to complete self-defense courses. Known as the “Student Protection Act,” the legislation seeks to safeguard students from potential harm.
School resource officers or other qualified instructors will be required to provide self-defense programs at high schools if the bill is enacted.
According to the legislation, students would have to take these classes in order to graduate. The reforms would begin with the class of 2027. Republican lawmakers Tom Young and Andrea White introduced the measure.