Af­ter US school shoot­ing, teach­ers keen on re­ceiv­ing firearms train­ing

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In the wake of the mass shoot­ing in Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School, US which had over a score killed, in­clud­ing chil­dren, about 200 teach­ers in Utah will re­ceive spe­cial firearms train­ing — with a plas­tic gun — in or­der to carry con­cealed weapons in their class­rooms in the fu­ture.

Aposhian, the chair­man of the Utah Shoot­ing Sports Coun­cil, said they will waive the $50 fee for the train­ing. The in­struc­tion will fea­ture plas­tic gun.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Con­fer­ence of State Leg­is­la­tures, Utah al­lows ci­ti­zens to carry con­cealed weapons into pub­lic schools with­out ex­cep­tion. By law, Utah gun per­mit records are close to the pub­lic, so par­ents will not know which teach­ers in their chil­dren’s schools will be car­ry­ing weapons.

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