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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A school district in Ohio says it plans to arm a few of its non-teaching employees with handguns.

The school in the state’s northwest corner says four of its employees will begin carrying handguns later this year after completing a training course.

Members of the Montpelier (mahnt-PEEL’-yur) school board voted unanimously on the plan after consulting with the local police chief and attorneys who reviewed Ohio’s concealed carry law.

The school isn’t saying which of its employees will be armed.

Education officials in Ohio say they’re not aware of any other schools in the state that have taken action to allow employees to carry guns.

The move comes as school districts and lawmakers across the nation are weighing how to protect students following the school massacre in Connecticut.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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