Anti-gun California Democrats are trying to change the law allowing school districts to decide whether teachers and staff can carry a firearm to protect innocent students.
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.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed into law a measure that authorizes local school boards to allow classroom teachers to go through training and carry firearms on school campuses to better protect the students in their charge.
The board of education for one El Paso County, Colo., school district will vote tonight whether to arm teachers and other staff at the school to better protect the district’s students.
Last month, a school district in Bakersfield, Calif., voted to allow teachers and staffers who hold concealed-carry permits to bring guns onto campuses.
Sheriff Richard K. Jones proposed offering the class for teachers after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Already, almost 100 school employees have taken the class.
More than a dozen teachers and school staff members from all over Colorado convened at a shooting range outside Denver for three days for advanced firearms and tactical training. The curriculum that they used was designed specifically for use inside schools.