With people advocating for either teachers or school staff to be allowed to have firearms during school hours, some state legislators are preparing to introduce bills that will make it lawful to do so. One sheriff in Ohio is getting ahead of the curve and is offering free concealed carry classes to educators.
In addition to concealed carry classes, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is also going to offer training on school shootings:
I am going to offer free concealed and Carry class free 2 teachers in butler county. Limited number. Details coming soon on line. Also training on school shootings.
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) February 18, 2018
In a short amount of time, the office reached its limit with over 300 requests:
We have reached our limit right now, we’ve cut it at 300 requests. We will be in contact soon about classes and times. Thank You!
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) February 20, 2018
Need to rethink fire drills n schools. No fire deaths in schools n 50 years. But over 100 killed school shootings. Rethink now we need to change now.
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) February 15, 2018
“These are teachers,” Jones told “Fox & Friends.” “And when people say teachers don’t want to be armed in school, that’s not true. […] We’re going to do it for free, we’re going to teach the teachers, we’re going to give them a concealed carry permit when they’re done.”
In the state of Ohio, concealed carry permit holders are able to carry their firearms inside if the school board allows it.
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