Buckeye Central Board of Education statement on closure of the Gun Club

January 17, 2014

It is with utmost regret that we announce the immediate closure of the gun club located on Buckeye Central Board of Education-owned property located just east of the school’s athletic complex. This action is being taken under the advice of legal counsel and is due solely to a provision in the Ohio Revised Code that prohibits the discharge of a firearm at, in, or into a school safety zone. A “school safety zone” is defined by the Ohio Revised Code as “a school, school building, school premises, school activity, and school bus”.

The Board thanks the members of the gun club for their cooperation and understanding in this matter.

We encourage community members who have questions or comments on this or any other school-related matter to direct those comments to Board President Missy McDougal at (419)492-2507 or or Board Vice President Steve Aichholz at (419)492-2715 or