Ohio Sheriff Offers Free Concealed Carry Classes to Teachers

Brent Tenney displays his Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun on the University of Utah campus where he is a student Wednesday, April 25, 2007, in Salt Lake City. Tenney says he feels relatively safe when he goes to class at the university, but the 24-year-old business major doesn't want to take …
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Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard K. Jones responded to the Florida school shooting by offering free concealed carry classes to teachers.

On Sunday he tweeted:

He made clear that there was room for 50 teachers and that arming teachers is part of a broader theme that “Kids come first.” He received 50 emails within 20 minutes:

Fox 8 reports that Sheriff Jones received negative feedback from Facebook user Tracy Yeager Cleland, who suggested carrying a gun was too much of a responsibility for a teacher. Cleland wrote: “Seriously? Your office can’t even write out this message properly. As a teacher, I don’t want the added responsibility of carrying in a classroom. P.S. I am a gun owner.”

Chase Crawford also posted a comment against arming teachers, suggesting schools should “hire protection” instead of using teachers. Ironically, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School used armed resource officers, rather than teachers.

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