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Governor DeWine Announces Safety and Security Support for Over 1,000 Ohio Schools


Ohio School Safety Center Brings School Safety Experts Together for Three Days


OHS releases 2024 Strategic Plan


Governor DeWine Outlines Next Steps for Enhancing Student and Teacher Safety


Governor DeWine Announces $4.8 Million for K-12 School Safety and Security Upgrades


Ohio School Safety Center Annual Report Highlights Impact of First School Safety Summit


Governor DeWine Announces Formation of Student Safety Advisory Council


Protecting Critical Systems During National Infrastructure Security Month


Ohio School Safety Center Holds 2021 School Safety Summit


Governor DeWine Announces $5 Million for Higher Education Campus Security Upgrades


Ohio School Safety Center Releases 2020 Annual Report


Beware of Scammers Claiming to be Ohio Homeland Security


Ohio School Safety Center Adding Regional Support for Ohio's Schools


Unveiling of Ohio School Safety Center to Help Prevent School Violence


Cyberattacks now cost small companies $200,000 on average, putting many out of business


Snapchat notifies FBI of threat made towards Lakewood High School; former student taken into custody


Ohio political leaders hold security conference for religious institutions


Cyber-security experts warning against borrowing charging cables


Schools reviewing security policies ahead of high school football opening weekend


Gov. DeWine shares action plan to keep Ohio's schools safe


White nationalist arrested for alleged threat against Ohio Jewish community center


'If you see something, say something': Toledo attack was foiled by tipster

Demand for Active Shooter Training Skyrockets in Wake of Recent Events
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Law enforcement recommends developing family plan for active shooter situations


Slack Data Breach: Company Resets Thousands of Passwords

Ransomware Attacks Grow Rampant, Paying Still Not a Good Option

Man bounced from Cleveland Family Dollar returns and detonates makeshift explosive, police say


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Ohio State University Attack – 2016
On November 28, 2016, A car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. The attacker, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was shot and killed by the first responding OSU police officer, and 11 people were hospitalized for injuries. According to authorities, Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Mohamed Barry – 2016
Four people were injured in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio on February 11, 2016, when a man with a machete attacked them at random. The assailant, Mohamed Barry, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, was killed after he led police on a car chase.

Cleveland Bomb Plot – 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud – 2011
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl – 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane – 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.


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