Hamilton Co. sheriff: FASTER Saves Lives training "long overdue"

by Chad D. Baus

One day after Cincinnati's CBS affiliate, WKRC, aired a report noting that more than 40 Ohio schools now authorize and train teachers to carry guns to protect students in class, the news station sat down with Hamilton County sheriff Jim Neil to gauge his reaction after the viewed the video.

More than 40 Ohio schools authorize and train teachers to carry guns to protect students in class

by Chad D. Baus

WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) is reporting that, in Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms in class. The news station was invited to document a recent FASTERSavesLives.org Level 3 training program in upstate Ohio.

From the report:

Please share! FASTERSavesLives.org introduction video

In the following video, Buckeye Firearms Foundation (501c3) president Jim Irvine introduces the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) Program.

Please view and share widely, especially with members of your local boards of education, parents and grandparents of school children, school administrators, school teachers, etc.

FASTERSavesLives.org at the OSBA conference

FASTERSavesLives.org will have a booth at this year’s Ohio School Board Association’s “Capital Conference.” We were so well received last year that we have doubled our booth space this year. We will have various people at the booth including an attorney, Superintendent and John Benner of Tactical Defense Institute to discuss options for preventing, stopping, and treating injured from an active killer event at your school.

Are terrorists watching your kid’s school?

by Jim Irvine

I got a call from a school superintendent last week. There was a threat against a school. There would be a shooting involving a rifle during the 6th period that day. The attack didn’t happen, but the school and law enforcement took it seriously.

If this was terrorists' probing, it gave them a good look at the response they will need to contend with when they execute a mass hostage siege at our schools.


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