Gun Training Classes for Ohio Teachers SELL OUT After Hundreds Sign Up
Ohio teachers are flocking to a gun training class being offered by an Ohio Sheriff’s department.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told Fox & Friends that when they decided to offer the firearm training class to teachers they expected maybe 20 educators to sign up — instead there were hundreds.
“We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Jones said.
The class was open to teachers as well as secretaries and maintenance workers that work in schools.
“We can’t stop the school shootings, we can’t stop guns from being manufactured, but we’ve got to do something, we’ve got to make the schools more of a hardened target,” he added.
The classes were offered in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and staff were killed.
“We have to do something here because we can’t wait for our government to do anything. All they do is fight, they get nothing done,” he said.
There are currently only a few schools in the state that allow staff to concealed carry, but Sheriff Jones is hoping that school boards will “have the guts” to expand it to staff throughout the state. He additionally believes that school staff should be trained to identify the sounds of gunfire and be able to have an idea of where the noise is coming from to be better able to protect themselves and others during an incident.