( Hamilton ) ** Update 1-17-13, 3:00pm ** Sheriff Richard Jones has talked with several school districts that are receptive to the idea of armed substitute teachers in their schools. On a daily basis, the organization that supplies Warren and Butler County schools with subs, fills more than 200 positions a day.
Sheriff Jones says he wants more retired or even current police officers to become substitutes, which they can do, if they have a four year degree from college. The idea originated from retired Mason police officer Scott Miller who is now a substitute and a special deputy with the Butler County Sheriff's department.
Technically, an officer of the law can enter a school armed, but Miller says he will work with each district before he is hired as a substitute teacher to determine if he can enter the school with a gun.
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is announcing a new initiative on Thursday afternoon that he says is aimed at putting armed personnel inside schools. The sheriff says he will be joined by the individual responsible for what he calls a "fresh idea, outside the box."
Stay tuned to 700WLW and this website for details to follow.