Sheriff: 'It's Time To Take Action' - Free Gun Classes To Teachers

Ohio Sheriff offers free concealed carry classes to teachers after Florida shooting and warns 'copycats are coming'

Hamilton, Ohio – An Ohio Sheriff has offered free concealed carry classes to teachers who are from his county as well as offering free training on school shootings.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones tweeted Feb. 18 the offer and said a limited number of openings would be available.

Since his post, the sheriff’s office stated they received 50 emails in 20 minutes.

The sheriff also released a video (below) where he said school districts need to have armed staff in schools. Sheriff Jones suggested retired police officers, military veterans, or armed teachers who would be trained as possibilities.

“We need to put armed personnel in schools. We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away,” Sheriff Jones said. “But we need to be prepared and we don’t need to have our heads in the sand.”

Sheriff Jones also said schools need to rethink fire drills. The sheriff said fire danger isn’t as much a concern as it was years ago.

Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz pulled the fire alarm in the high school which sent people in the hallways where they were easier to shoot. The sheriff said copycat killers may try the same thing.

You can see the sheriff's video below.

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bronx163
bronx163

I agreevand not agree.
I say arm administrators and security who are retired cops and military. And who pass psych test and background and shooting proficiency test.
As a cop you hqve to pass oral psych test and written test before being a cop allowed to carry firearm.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 and where is the money going to come from for this plan?

bronx163
bronx163

Why is it when it comes to defending schools with armed men, its money issue?
We never seem to run out of money for bs aocial programs and welfare.

The money is there. Stop sending mexico millions in aide and other nations who are not friends of ours.

bronx163
bronx163

I say also start a local volanteer group. Small towns have ret marines army sf seals cops. Have people donate time every month and get 3k tax right off on property. These guys have the training. Redo background and gove them psych test like cops have to go through and have them qual in firearm. And they are good to go.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 now, would you honestly expect your political party to make this happen?