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Will carrying firearms in public school classrooms help prevent school shootings done by outsiders or students? Can all teachers handle carrying a gun around children?

What I do know is that action is required, because I cannot forget a playground incident that occurred a few months ago — Two eight-year-old boys were arguing, while one pointed a loaded handgun at the other in the front playground of their elementary school before classes began.

I’ve been shot at while at work myself, so I understand the desire of many teachers and administrators to be able to carry handguns into the workplace. I don’t know how effective or safe it will be.

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  • Armed Teacher Training Program In Ohio

    In late March 2013, Ohio became the first US State to support firearms training and concealed carry permits for teachers in the K-12 classroom. Beginning its own firearms training course, Ohio has welcomed 14 other states’ teachers and administrators to join classes by the end of March.

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