Ohio Educators Train How to Handle Shooters

Apr 1, 2013

An Ohio-based gun rights group says two dozen Ohio educators have been trained in firearms use in a pilot program developed after the slayings of children and staff members at a Connecticut school.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that participants in the three-day course used model guns with plastic pellets while learning tactical maneuvers for reacting to school shooters. The Armed Teacher Training Program conducted by the Tactical Defense Institute in southern Ohio's West Union included simulated gunman scenarios based on real-life situations.

The program was organized by the Buckeye Firearms Association after the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 students and six staff members.