Finally Able to Defend Their Students: Missouri Teachers Trained to Carry Concealed Weapons in the Classroom

gun constitutionEditor’s Note: Schools are such an easy target for maniacs because they are full of defenseless individuals. Banning guns on school grounds does not solve the problem.

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Some Missouri school districts have decided the best way to thwart a massacre like the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 is to train teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom.

For a $17,500 fee, districts get 40 hours of training on how to use a Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol for two staffers at a hilltop range in the Ozarks town of West Plains, the Kansas City Star reported. Instructors are current law enforcement officers with Shield Solutions.

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The company’s founder, Greg Martin, told the Star only school district administrators and local law enforcement will know the identity of the teachers trained to pack heat.

“Like air marshals on planes,” Martin told the newspaper. “How many hijackings have we had since 9/11?”

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