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Ohio House bill addresses guns on school grounds

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio House committee has signed off on a bill clarifying that guns legally carried onto the grounds of a school must remain in a locked car.

Ohio law currently says that a person with a concealed-carry license can carry a gun into a school safety zone while dropping off or picking up a student. But there was confusion as to whether the person could legally exit the car with a firearm on their person.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill was proposed to avoid the kind of scene that occurred at a school in suburban Columbus in January.

A parent called police after she saw another parent get out of a car with a gun on him. That led to the school being locked down.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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