A traditional school district or charter school can opt into the program and appoint a school marshal. That staff member, who could be a principal, coach, teacher or other individual, must complete 80 hours of training, including how to respond to an active shooter. The identity of the marshal is kept secret, unless there is an emergency on campus.
The bill would also create a chief school marshal along with regional school marshals of every school in the state. They include: city, vocational, community, Stem, college-preparatory, career-technical, chartered, preschools.
Page 12 of the bill under the heading Sec. 5502.70, revealed that even colleges will have marshals.
There is hereby created in the department of public safety the Ohio school marshal program, which shall be administered by a chief school marshal. The program shall provide services to public and nonpublic schools and institutions of higher education regarding school and campus safety and security.
Ohio's school marshals are also required to conduct quarterly emergency management tests (school shooter drills).
School marshals are in charge of criminal justice networks
One of the most disturbing parts of the bill revealed that school marshals will also be in charge of criminal justice networks (page 10).
The department (School Marshals) shall administer, maintain, and operate the Ohio criminal justice network. The Ohio criminal justice network shall be a computer network that supports state and local criminal justice activities. The network shall be an electronic repository for various data, which may include arrest warrants, notices of persons wanted by law enforcement agencies, criminal records, prison inmate records, stolen vehicle records, vehicle operator's licenses, and vehicle registrations and titles.
Putting school marshals in charge of criminal justice networks will only expand the never-ending War on Terror and will put more people on the terrorist watchlist. Marshals could also use the network to take guns away from innocent people using Red Flag laws.
If you are still having doubts about Homeland Security's role in putting school marshals in America's schools I leave you with this tidbit of information.
The department shall coordinate all homeland security activities of all state agencies and shall be a liaison between state agencies and local entities for those activities and related purposes.
Like a death by a thousand cuts, Americans have watched their freedoms slowly being taken away from them. Putting secret service agents and school marshals in every school across America will only help destroy what little rights students have left.