FASTER - Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response

Everyone agrees that safety training is important for our schools, but in an active killer situation, the emergency response must happen fast to save lives.

This is why Buckeye Firearms Foundation has launched a program called FASTER to provide violence response training to teachers and administrators. FASTER stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.

Another school shooting ended with low casualties thanks to immediate armed response

On Saturday, April 23, an 18 year-old coward opened fire with a rifle on students leaving prom at his high school alma mater in Antigo, Wisconsin. Two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The media initially ran with the typical articles about how the attacker had been bullied, etc. (his mother told the Associated Press that she hopes the tragedy “shines light on bullying and how deeply it affects people.”), but the national conversation died out pretty quickly, mainly because the attacker only managed to cause the death of one person - himself.

School "Active Killer" Training Offered to Ohio Law Enforcement

COLUMBUS, OH - The Buckeye Firearms Foundation has announced its first Law Enforcement only "active killer" training class to be held on June 25 and 26, 2016, hosted by a west central Ohio school district.

The additional of this new class highlights the significant growth of the FASTER Saves Lives program just since the start of 2016. This training is being offered at no cost to any law enforcement officer, school resource officer, sheriff or other first responder who wants to attend.

Headline: "Columbine survivor, now a lawmaker, pushes to legalize guns in schools"

USA Today reported recently that Colorado State Rep. Patrick Neville, a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting, has introduced a bill that would allow guns in Colorado schools.

According to the article, Neville was a student at Columbine on April 20, 1999, when two peers opened fire, killing 13 people.

From the article:

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones calls on people to demand armed presence in schools

Less than 24 hours after shots rang out in the cafeteria of Madison Jr./Sr. High School, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones took to the airwaves to discuss the events that transpired, and called upon parents and teachers to demand armed school resource officers or teachers.

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