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Ohio firearms group offers to train teachers

Published: Wed, December 26, 2012 @ 9:08 a.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — After the killing of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., an Ohio-based gun group says it is launching a test program to train teachers how to use firearms.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Buckeye Firearms Association says it will initially accept applications from 24 teachers for its Armed Teacher Pilot Program. The three-day firearm-training class will be held at the Tactical Defense Institute in West Union. The association will pay for the training, including lodging and ammunition.

Association legal chairman Ken Hanson said in a statement that teachers and school board members have been “asking us for years” for this kind of training. He said the group’s long-term goal is to develop a standard curriculum and make the training available to any teacher or school official.


1Sumpintasay(55 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

It's an awesome idea and about time!

The teachers who are authorized for the carry should also be sent through psychological evaluations as well as crisis response training.

THANK YOU to the teachers who are going to take that one extra step to keep our babies safe.

There are sick people out there who view our schools as sitting ducks. It's nice to know that our ducks will be shooting back!

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2rocky14(782 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Let teachers teach! They want them to be doctors,nurses,and everything else.Now cops.How stupid!

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3redeye1(5266 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

I just hope who ever does this , they don't make the names public. That way they would have the element of surprise, instead of being the first targets.

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