Hamilton school board members reversed their plans to arm school staffers Tuesday evening, saying they need more information and time to see the outcome of a November security tax levy.
The move counters the previous public stance of the superintendent of the 10,000-student Hamilton Schools and has re-ignited friction between the city schools and the Butler County Sheriff on how best to protect the schools.
The Hamilton Board of Education voted 5-0 approving a resolution and said the arming of teachers will not happen in the city schools.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said in response to district officials’ latest actions he now plans to post two new billboards with messages in opposition of Hamilton’s pursuit of a 1.5-mill, 10-year school security tax hike that is also being sought by four other Butler County school systems.
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