Coloradans for Civil Liberties (CCL) has partnered with the Independence Institute to bring firearms training to state teachers. Laura Carno, the co-founder of CCL, told the Colorado Springs Gazette that there is growing interest in the advanced training course that CCL will be providing.
"People want a fighting chance," said Carno, who was instrumental in the 2013 recall of anti-gun State Senate President John Morse. "One person is killed every 17 seconds in mass shootings. Even if you have a school resource officer in one hallway, if this happens in another hallway, how many 17 seconds is OK?"
CCL’s training is based off of Ohio’s FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) program, which has benefited some 900 teachers thus far. Colorado’s first three-day course will be held June 20-22 at a shooting range in northern Weld County.
Two dozen Colorado school districts currently have staff members that carry concealed firearms and are designated as school security officers.