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Arizona is one of the states that have approved teachers being armed in the classroom to protect their students and themselves. In order to carry a concealed weapon, they first have to receive permission from their local school board.

To help teachers who are wanting to or contemplating carry a firearm in the classroom, Safe Arizona Firearms Education is offering a free 5-hour class to teachers. The class will be offered for the rest of April and all of May. The owner says he would hope that teachers at the school where his kids attend would be armed and ready to protect them in event of an active shooter.

(KTAR) – As the debate continues over the best ways to make schools safer, one Valley group is offering teachers free gun safety classes.

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Safe Arizona Firearms Education is offering the classes throughout April and May. Owner Gerard Violette said it’s meant to help teachers be prepared in case of a school shooting, like the one in Parkland, Fla., in February.

“If something like that should happen in a school that my kids went to, I’d want the teachers to be able to properly protect my children,” Violette said.

The five-hour class teaches how to own and operate a gun, along with lessons from basic firearm safety to when and when not to shoot…

Common sense clearly shows that the best way to protect students and teachers is to train and arm teachers and school staff. There should be at least 1 or trained and armed teacher of staff member in EVERY building at every school. Having at least 2 armed and trained increases the chances of stopping an active shooter sooner and saving the lives of students, teachers and staff members.

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