Christy Belt, Timpanogos Academy 5th grade teacher, engages in an exercise designed to help teachers make good decisions in critical, high stress situations such as an active shooter incident during the teacher’s academy training at the Utah County Sheriff’s Office shooting range, in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah. About 30 teachers in Utah are spending their summer learning how to stuff wounds and shoot Slickguns as part of a training held by police to prepare educators for an active shooter scenario in their schools. (AP Photo/ Rick Bowmer)
About 20 states allow teachers to carry firearms while on the job to protect their students. That decision is left up to local school boards and there are various training requirements for teachers to who want to take advantage of the option. States like Texas and Florida have recently strengthened their laws allowing teacher carry. […]
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